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Location Timor-Leste, Liquiça
Central coordinates 125o 22.00' East  8o 40.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 13,618 ha
Altitude 800 - 1,369m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description A small, well-forested mountain that is easily accessible from Dili. The forests are on non-calcareous substratum and are considered more species-rich than most other forests on Timor (FAO/UNDP 1982). The forest area is known in Indonesian as ‘Hutan Gunung Maelulu’ (RTK 5) (Ora 2000).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea resident  2007  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Dusky Cuckoo-dove Macropygia magna 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Pink-headed Imperial-pigeon Ducula rosacea resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Jonquil Parrot Aprosmictus jonquillaceus resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Streaky-breasted Honeyeater Meliphaga reticulata 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Plain Friarbird Philemon inornatus 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Red-rumped Myzomela Myzomela vulnerata 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Plain Gerygone Gerygone inornata 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Fawn-breasted Whistler Pachycephala orpheus 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Olive-brown Oriole Oriolus melanotis 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Timor Stubtail Urosphena subulata 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Timor Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus presbytes 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Orange-banded Thrush Zoothera peronii resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Timor Blue-flycatcher Cyornis hyacinthinus 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Red-chested Flowerpecker Dicaeum maugei 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Flame-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia solaris 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Fatumasin Protected Wild Area 4,000 unknown 0  

Habitats

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

Protection status Proposed as either Wildlife Sanctuary or Recreation Park (preferably the latter) by FAO/UNDP (1982). The summit and surrounding forests were recognised by UNTAET (2000) as a Protected Wild Area under Regulation Number 2000/19.

References Important Bird Areas of Timor-Leste 2007

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fatumasin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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