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Location Indonesia, Maluku Utara
Central coordinates 124o 40.20' East  1o 45.36' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 156,112 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,165m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Burung Indonesia (Affiliate)

Site description There are around 8 villages around the area. Most of the people work as farmer and fisherman. Main comodity for plantation are cacao and coconut for copra.

Key Biodiversity The endemic Masked Owl Tyto nigrobrunnea probably lives in this area. Survey by Davidson (1991) has not found this bird. The last record was in Tubang east of Taliabu Island (Stones 1997)

Non-bird biodiversity: Babyrousa babyrousa frosti in Sula Islands except on Lifamatola Island (Flanery 1995). The other important fauna is Cervus timorensis moluccensis (Monk, Hitipeuw & Tuhumury 1999 Obs.pri.).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Taliabu Masked-owl Tyto nigrobrunnea resident  2004  present  medium  A1  Vulnerable 


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

Land use

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

Protection status 70000 ha of this area has been proposed as Nature Reserve (MacKinnon & Artha, 1981).

References Davidson, P.J., R.S. Lucking, A.J. Stones, N.J. Bean, W. Raharjaningtrah & H. Banjarsari. 1991. Report on an Ornithological Survey of Taliabu, Maluku, Indonesia, With Notes on Babairusa Pig. University of East Anglia, England.Flanery T. 1995. Mammals of The South-West Pacific and Moluccan Island's. Australia Museum, Australia.MacKinnon, J & Artha, M.B. 1981. A National Conservation Plan For Indonesia vol VII: Maluku & Irian Jaya. UNDP/FAO National Parks Development Project, Bogor.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: Taliabu Utara. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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