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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 119o 57.06' East  8o 29.88' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 13,990 ha
Altitude 0 - 800m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description This area is one of the wetest area in Flores (Pilgrim

Key Biodiversity 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, 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, Trainor & Lesmana 2000). This bird is frequently seen in a group of up to 7 birds (Pilgrim 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).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Flores Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus resident  2004  present  good  A1  Endangered 
Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Endangered 
Flores Crow Corvus florensis resident  2004  present  good  A1  Endangered 


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

Protection status Proposed as a conservation area for its biological value (Pilgrim 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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Nggorang Bowosie. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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