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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 122o 27.00' East  8o 40.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 50 - 1,700m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)



Site description Peak of Gunung Egon and Gunung Meak connected by. There is some of hotsprings in Gunung Egon, including one near Egon Blindit village.

Key Biodiversity One of the richest area and important for Flores. This area is one of the 6 locations where Wallace's Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus live, the endemic bird of Flores and threatened by extinction. The feeding area of this species is tropical semi-evergreen forest, and the habitat is Lower monsoon mountain forest (Eucalyptus urophylla). Wallace's Scopsowl Otus silvicola is common in Eucalyptus forest (Trainor & Lesmana 2000).

Non-bird biodiversity:

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 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Protection status Proposed as a Hunting Park (15000 ha) on altitude between 500-1700 m (MacKinnon et.al.1982)

References MacKinnon, J., Beudels, R., Robinson, A. & Artha, M. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia Vol IV; Nusa Tenggara. UNDP/FAO, Bogor.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.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Egon Ilimudu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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