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Location Indonesia, Maluku Utara
Central coordinates 127o 33.96' East  0o 59.88' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 10,731 ha
Altitude 50 - 506m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description Gunung Tanah Putih is hilly area. There is one village close to the area called Domato. Most of people of Domato work as farmer. The main comodity from this area are coconut, cacao, and clove.

Key Biodiversity This area supports 33 restricted-range bird species. It is very difficult to find Chattering Lory Lorius garrulus in this area, because of intensive catching. During a one day survey by BirdLife International , only 4-10 birds observed (BirdLife International 2001).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chattering Lory Lorius garrulus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Azure Dollarbird Eurystomus azureus resident  2004  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Sombre Kingfisher Todiramphus funebris resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Dusky Friarbird Philemon fuscicapillus resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
White Cockatoo Cacatua alba resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Endangered 


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

Protection status Protection Forest

References BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened bird of Asia: BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, U.K: BirdLife International.Monk. K.A., de Fretes, Y. and Reksodiharjo-Lilley, G. 1997. The Ecology of Nusa Tenggara and Maluku. Periplus Edition, Singapura

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tanah Putih. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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