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Location India
Central coordinates 76o 34.00' East  11o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 3,538 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society



Site description Naduvattam is a forest range under the jurisdiction of the South Division of Nilgiris. It comprises of two areas, namely Mudimunth (1,346 ha) and Naduvattam beats (2,192 ha). It has several pockets of Shola and exotic plantation. This site is located between Mudumalai and Ooty.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Nilgiri Wood-pigeon Columba elphinstonii 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus 2004  present [units unknown]  A2  Near Threatened 
Black-chinned Laughingthrush Strophocincla cachinnans 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A2  Endangered 
Nilgiri Blue Robin Myiomela major 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A2  Endangered 
Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra 2004  present [units unknown]  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Black-and-rufous Flycatcher Ficedula nigrorufa 2004  present [units unknown]  A2  Near Threatened 
Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus 2004  present [units unknown]  A2  Near Threatened 
Crimson-backed Sunbird Nectarinia minima 2004  present [units unknown]  A2  Least Concern 
Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis 2004  present [units unknown]  A2  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nilgiri Bird Reserve 552,000 unknown 0  
Nilgiri UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 552,000 protected area contains site 3,538  
Nilgiri Tahr National Park 7,800 unknown 0  

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
Notes: Forestry; Plantation

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Loven Pereira and Ashfaq Ahmed Zarri.

References 

BirdLife International (undated) Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Asia: Project briefing book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K. Unpublished.

Stattersfield, A. J., Crosby, M. J., Long, A. J. and Wege, D. C. (1998) Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 7. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nilgiri-Naduvattam (Naduvattam IBA). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2014

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