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Location Madagascar, Antananarivo
Central coordinates 47o 59.00' East  18o 16.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 51,490 ha
Altitude 900 - 1,450m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Asity Madagascar (Affiliate)



Site description The Anjozorobe forest is part of a branch of the eastern rainforest that runs along the Angavo scarp. The forest lies on metamorphic rock, and the terrain is mountainous and deeply dissected, with steep eroded slopes. The Mananara river, a tributary of the Betsiboka, flows across the western part of the site, which is also crossed by other rivers such as the Sahavila. The main vegetation is mid-altitude, dense, humid evergreen forest. Typical tree genera in the canopy are Canarium, Dilobeia, Diospyros, Eugenia, Protorhus, Sloanea, Schefflera, Tambourissa and Weinmannia. The mid-stratum includes trees/shrubs (Croton, Oncostemum, Vernonia), tree-ferns Cyathea and screw-pines Pandanus. Palms are relatively rare.

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 Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla resident  1998  present  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 
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 
Yellow-bellied Asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
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 
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 
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 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
other -
Notes: Collection of medicinal plants and honey.

Other biodiversity Lemurs: Eulemur rubriventer (VU), Propithecus diadema diadema (EN).

Protection status Unprotected

References Rakotondravony and Goodman (1998), Ramanitra (1995b).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anjozorobe SAPM. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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