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Location Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara Timur
Central coordinates 123o 51.00' East  9o 34.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,774m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description The topography is hilly. The forest extends from altitude 200 m asl.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea resident  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Black Cuckoo-dove Turacoena modesta resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Wetar Ground-dove Alopecoenas hoedtii resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Timor Green-pigeon Treron psittaceus resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Timor Imperial-pigeon Ducula cineracea resident  2004  present  A1  Endangered 


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

Land use

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

Protection status 15000 ha of this area is proposed as a Wildlife Sanctuary (MacKinnon 1982). WWF proposed to merged Gunung Muntis with Timau as a National Park.

References Lesmana, D. Trainor, C., and Gatur, A. 2000. Arti Penting Hutan di Daratan Timor bagian Barat: Telaah Awal Informasi Keanekaragaman Hayati dan sosial ekonomi di Pulau Timor (Propinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur). PKA/BirdLife International/WWF, Bogor. Laporan No. 13.MacKinnon, J., Beudels, R., Robinson, A. & Artha, M. 1982. A National Conservation Plan for Indonesia Vol IV; Nusa Tenggara. UNDP/FAO, Bogor.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gunung Timau. Downloaded from on 27/08/2014

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