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Location Madagascar, Toamasina
Central coordinates 48o 54.00' East  18o 11.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 11,900 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Asity Madagascar (Affiliate)



Site description The site lies west of Toamasina and south of Fito, with mid-altitude mountainous massifs rising to 1,500 m. Three permanent and fast-flowing rivers run across the reserve—the Sanalaotra, Marongolo and Ranomena—and include some waterfalls. The forest in the southern and western parts is not easily accessible, as it is on very steep terrain. The vegetation is composed of low- and mid-altitude, dense, humid evergreen forest. Low-altitude forest is characterized by canopy trees of Sarcolaenaceae, Myristicaceae and Anthostema, and mid-altitude forest by trees of Burseraceae, Myrtaceae, Monimiaceae, Ebenaceae and Cunoniaceae. Some parts are covered by mosaics of old secondary forest. The watersheds, especially in the northern and north-eastern parts, have been cleared of forest recently, and are (in some places) covered by secondary forest, dominated by Harungana and traveller’s palm Ravenala.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata resident  1998  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Coua Coua serriana resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue Coua Coua caerulea resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Collared Nightjar Gactornis enarratus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides resident  1998  present  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-headed Ground-roller Atelornis crossleyi resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sunbird Asity Neodrepanis coruscans resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bernier's Vanga Oriolia bernieri resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi resident  1998  present  A1, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Spectacled Tetraka Bernieria zosterops resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-crowned Tetraka Bernieria cinereiceps resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops resident  1998  present  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Green Jery Neomixis viridis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Wedge-tailed Jery Neomixis flavoviridis resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Forest Rock-thrush Monticola sharpei resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Forest Fody Foudia omissa resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mangerivola Special Reserve 1,583 protected area contained by site 1,583  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   4%
Unknown   8%
Forest   86%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -

Other biodiversity Lemurs: Eulemur rubriventer (VU), Varecia variegata variegata (EN), Indri indri (EN). Carnivore: Fossa fossana (VU).

References ZICOMA (1999).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mangerivola Special Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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