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Location Timor-Leste, Bobonaro
Central coordinates 125o 0.00' East  8o 52.00' South
IBA criteria A2
Area 27,848 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Lake Be Malae and the associated beach, tropical dry forest and oxbow lake provide an interesting landscape for a wide range of wildlife. The lake is of high cultural importance and is the site of an annual traditional event.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
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 Gerygone Gerygone inornata 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Fawn-breasted Whistler Pachycephala orpheus 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Timor Figbird Sphecotheres viridis 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Olive-brown Oriole Oriolus melanotis 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
Buff-banded Grassbird Buettikoferella bivittata 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 
White-bellied Bushchat Saxicola gutturalis resident  2007  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Flame-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia solaris 2007  present  A2  Least Concern 

Habitats

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

Protection status This IBA has not previously been identified as a site of significant conservation value.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Be Malae-Atabae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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