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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Barat
Central coordinates 116o 55.20' East  8o 58.98' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 70,303 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,200m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Also known as Selalu Legini (Butchart

Key Biodiversity This area is covered almost all restricted-range birds species in Sumbawa Island (19 of 20 species) (Trainor Population of Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea is predicted in good condition. Russet-backed Jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias oscillans recorded for Sumbawa Island for the first time in this site (Butchart 1996).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Flores Green-pigeon Treron floris resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea resident  2004  present  good  A1  Critically Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Selah Legium Complex PrFo (Sumbawa Is.) Protection Forest 50,000 protected area overlaps with site 28,921  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Savanna   -

Protection status Proposed as Wildlife Sanctuary (Trainor 2000, Jepson 2001)

References Butchart, S. H. M., Brooks, T. M., Davies, C. W. N., Dharmaputra, G., Dutson, G. C. L., Lowen, J. C, and Sahu, H. 1996. The conservation status of forest birds on Flores and Sumbawa, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 6: 335-370.Jepson, P., Agista, D., Trainor, C., Lesmana, D., Sujatnika and Setiawan, I. 2001. Justification and boundary proposal for a new Protected Area covering the Tatar-Sepang drainage in Southwest Sumbawa: an area with international significance from the conservation of global biodiversity. PHKA/BirdLife Intenational-Indonesia Programme, Bogor, Technical Memorandum No. 22.Trainor, C. Lesmana, D., and Hapsari, W. 2000. Biodiversity assesment of West Nusa Tenggara: Identifying sites of international conservation significance with particular reference to Sumbawa. PKA/BirdLife, Bogor. Report No. 15.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tatar Sepang. Downloaded from on 30/11/2015

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