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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 119o 55.00' East  8o 30.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 22,000 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 et.al.2000)

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 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).

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  A1  Endangered 
Flores Monarch Monarcha sacerdotum resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Flores Crow Corvus florensis resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 

Habitats

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

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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nggorang Bowosie. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014

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