|Central coordinates||125o 56.00' East 8o 29.00' South|
|Altitude||0 - 1,320m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information Fourteen restricted-range species have been recorded in this IBA, including during a brief visit to the Weoadolak area in April 2003 by Trainor et al. (2004), who considered that this IBA should be a priority for further field survey work.
Site description An area of steep to moderately steep hills rising from sea level to more than 1,300 m on the isolated peak of Mount Curi, with a fine example of near pristine Eucalyptus savanna woodland extending from sea level to the steep hill slopes. The dominant vegetation below c.400 m is Eucalyptus alba savanna woodland with a tall grassy understorey (mostly Heteropogon and Themeda), with Eucalyptus urophylla dominant above c.400 m. Topographically protected tropical dry forest (or riparian semi-evergreen forest) occurs in gullies and on isolated hill slopes but is nowhere extensive (all patches <1 km2). The grassy understorey is burnt regularly (1–3 year periodicity) maintaining the open woodland. Locally, closed forest and savanna woodland is converted to small shifting agriculture plots to grow corn and other vegetables.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Slaty Cuckoo-dove Turacoena modesta||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Near Threatened|
|Pink-headed Imperial-pigeon Ducula rosacea||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Near Threatened|
|Olive-headed Lorikeet Trichoglossus euteles||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Streaky-breasted Honeyeater Meliphaga reticulata||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Plain Friarbird Philemon inornatus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Yellow-eared Honeyeater Lichmera flavicans||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Red-rumped Myzomela Myzomela vulnerata||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Plain Gerygone Gerygone inornata||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Fawn-breasted Whistler Pachycephala orpheus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Timor Figbird Sphecotheres viridis||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Olive-brown Oriole Oriolus melanotis||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Red-chested Flowerpecker Dicaeum maugei||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Flame-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia solaris||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Timor Sparrow Padda fuscata||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Near Threatened|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||minor|
Management considerations Threats to habitat integrity in this IBA include regular burning and limited shifting agriculture. There is interest in the recommencement of marble mining which represents a significant threat to this site and its habitats.
Protection status This IBA has not previously been identified as a site of significant conservation value.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Curi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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