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Location Madagascar, Toamasina
Central coordinates 48o 36.00' East  18o 57.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 10,685 ha
Altitude 930 - 1,185m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Asity Madagascar (Affiliate)



Site description Mantadia National Park is located 5 km north of Andasibe. It is delimited to the west by Andasy Fahatelo and Falierana, and to the south by Ankondromorona forest and Fanovana. Analamazaotra Special Reserve is located 27 km from Moramanga, and is delimited by the Route Nationale 2, the secondary road to Andasibe and the railway line between Antananarivo and Toamasina. Maromizaha State Forest (also part of this site) is located 5 km east of Andasibe, and lies south of the Route Nationale 2. The terrain consists of robust hills and mountain ridges, with many valleys and rivers. Maromizaha Forest is more mountainous than the other two areas. Dense, humid evergreen forest covers the site, with the canopy frequently higher than 25 m at lower altitudes (although forest strata are rather indistinct). There are small marshes in valley floors. The Sahatandra and Amboasary rivers flow through Analamazaotra Special Reserve, and the former also supplies a fish-breeding station. About 50 years ago, the forest was selectively logged for timber.

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 
Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae breeding  1998  present  A1  Endangered 
Madagascar Serpent-eagle Eutriorchis astur resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Endangered 
Madagascar Sparrowhawk Accipiter madagascariensis resident  1998  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii resident  1998  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Rail Rallus madagascariensis resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Madagascar Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Vulnerable 
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 
Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Collared Nightjar Gactornis enarratus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes squamiger 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 
Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii 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 
Crossley's Babbler Mystacornis crossleyi resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Emu-tail Amphilais seebohmi resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Brown Emu-tail Dromaeocercus brunneus resident  1998  present  A1, A2, 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 
Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys 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)  
Analamazoatra Special Reserve 887 protected area contained by site 887  
Mantadia National Park 15,456 protected area contains site 10,685  

Land use

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

Other biodiversity Lemurs: Varecia variegata (EN), Indri indri (EN), Propithecus diadema diadema (EN), Daubentonia madagascariensis (EN), Eulemur rubriventer (VU). Carnivores: Cryptoprocta ferox (VU), Eupleres goudotii (EN). Amphibian: Mantella aurantica (VU). Reptile: Boa manditra (VU).

References Andreone (1994), Benson et al. (1977), Collar and Stuart (1988), Eguchi et al. (1993), Jenkins (1987), Langrand (1989), Nicoll and Langrand (1989), Powzyk (1995a, b), Rasamison (1993), Razafy (1991), Safford and Duckworth (1990), Schmid et al. (1999), Siegfried and Froster (1969), Stephenson (1993), Thiollay and Meyburg (1981).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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