|Location||Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur|
|Central coordinates||119o 55.00' East 8o 30.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 800m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information Information about bird from this area is very limited. This area is one of two areas in Flores where the three endemic Flores birds species present: Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum, Flores Crow Corvus florensis, and Wallace's Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus (Trainor & Lesmana 2000). Flores expedition in 1997 (Pilgrim et.al.2000), gave more information about the distribution range of Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum (found in Ceras and Golo Bilas which include Nggorang Bowosie area), which previously only recorded in Tanjung Karita Mese (Verhoeye & Holmes 1999).Wallace's Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus recorded in this area (Pilgrim et.al.2000, Trainor & Lesmana 2000). This bird is frequently seen in a group of up to 7 birds (Pilgrim et.al.2000). Only few records for Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum.Forest quality is in good condition, and indicated by existence of Flores Crow Corvus florensis, (BirdLife International 2001). This bird depends on lowland forest(Verhoeye & Holmes 1999).
Site description This area is one of the wetest area in Flores (Pilgrim et.al.2000)
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Flores Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Flores Crow Corvus florensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Illegal logging, road development, land clearing for agriculture, problem of land status, fires and firewood collection (Pilgrim et.al 2000, Trainor & Lesmana 2000).
Protection status Proposed as a conservation area for its biological value (Pilgrim et.al 2000)
References BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.Pilgrim, J.D., Leadley, J.D. and Saifuddin. 2000. Bird surveys and conservation tatus of four forest on Flores, Indonesia. Cambridge, U.K.:CSB Conservation Publication.Trainor, C and Lesmana, D. 2000. Exploding volcanoes, unique birds, gigantic rats and elegant ikat: Identifying sites of international conservation significance with particular reference to Sumbawa. PKA/BirdLife/WWF, Bogor. Report No. 11.Verhoeye, J., & Holmes, D. 1999. The birds of the islands of Flores - a review. Kukila 10: 3-59.
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