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Location Malaysia, Sarawak
Central coordinates 115o 29.00' East  3o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 164,500 ha
Altitude 1,200 - 2,423m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Malaysian Nature Society



Summary Stretched between the divisions of Limbang and Miri in Sarawak, this area is mountainous. The ridges lie towards the northern direction and includes the peak of Gunung Murud,Sarawak's highest mountain.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bulwer's Pheasant Lophura bulweri resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black Partridge Melanoperdix niger resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Kinabalu Serpent-eagle Spilornis kinabaluensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Large Green-pigeon Treron capellei resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Short-toed Coucal Centropus rectunguis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Alcedo euryzona resident  2004  present  A1  Not Recognised 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Large-billed Blue-flycatcher Cyornis caerulatus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

Protection status Unprotected. Includes proposed National Park: Pulong Tau.Southern parts contiguous with Kayan Mentarang National Park (Indonesia).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kelabit Highlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/12/2014

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