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Location India, Karnataka
Central coordinates 77o 34.00' East  12o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 64,000 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description This IBA site is composed of a series of spectacular domed outcrops bordering the plateau on which Bangalore is located, with typical tropical dry deciduous forest and thorn scrub vegetation dominating the landscape, along with areas of millet cultivations including Finger Millet and sorghum, coconut plantations and Eucalyptus jungles.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus resident  2004  present  A1, A2  Vulnerable 


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

Acknowledgements Key contributor: S. Subramanya.


BirdLife International (2001) Threatened Birds of Asia: The BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ramanagara Reserve Forest. Downloaded from on 20/08/2014

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