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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 123o 24.24' East  10o 13.38' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 4,497 ha
Altitude 0 - 210m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Topography of this island is hilly with the highest altitude of 210 m asl.

Key Biodiversity Streak-breasted Honeyeater Meliphaga reticulata is common in this area. Timor Green Pigeon Treron psittacea recorded once (White & Bruce 1986), but unrecorded by Holmes observation (Holmes 1993). Because of very limited records for Timor Green Pigeon Treron psitacea, this island need special attention, although the site still uncertain. Follow-up survey is really needed. Observation by Derek Holmes could not recorded Timor Blue Flycatcher Cyornis hyacinthinus, that reported present on Semau Island (Stattersfield 1998).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Timor Green-pigeon Treron psittaceus resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Endangered 
Timor Sparrow Padda fuscata resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Critically Endangered 


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

References Holmes, D.A. 1993. Birds on Timor: A synopsis of Birds Recorded on Timor. [tidak dipublikasi].Stattesfield, A.J., Crosby, M.J., Long, A.J., & Wege, D.C. 1998. Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. Birdlife Conservation Series No.7. BirdLife International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Semau. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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