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Location Madagascar, Toamasina
Central coordinates 48o 37.27' East  18o 15.52' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 424,898 ha
Altitude 450 - 1,300m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Asity Madagascar (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Meller's Duck Anas melleri resident  1998-1999  45 individuals  A1, A2, A3  Endangered 
Madagascar Grebe Tachybaptus pelzelnii resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1  Near Threatened 
Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Endangered 
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1  Near Threatened 
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1  Near Threatened 
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Wood Rail Canirallus kioloides resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Rail Rallus madagascariensis resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla resident  1998-1999  common [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Blue Coua Coua caerulea resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Scaly Ground-roller Brachypteracias squamiger resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-headed Ground-roller Atelornis crossleyi resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Sunbird Asity Neodrepanis coruscans resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-bellied Asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Red-tailed Newtonia Newtonia fanovanae resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Crossley's Babbler Mystacornis crossleyi resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Emu-tail Amphilais seebohmi resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Spectacled Tetraka Bernieria zosterops resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Dusky Tetraka Bernieria tenebrosa resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Green Jery Neomixis viridis resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Forest Rock-thrush Monticola sharpei resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Forest Fody Foudia omissa resident  1998-1999  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Andriantantely Classified Forest 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Didy Classified Forest 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Iofa Classified Forest 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Sandranantitra Classified Forest 0 protected area contained by site 0  

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
Notes: Firewood collection; collection of leaves for basketwork.
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zahamena-Mantadia SAPM. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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