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Location Madagascar, Toliara
Central coordinates 46o 44.00' East  24o 42.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 63,100 ha
Altitude 90 - 1,972m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Asity Madagascar (Affiliate)



Site description Parcel I of Andohahela National Park is located 84 km north-east of Tolagnaro. It includes a portion of the mountainous massif of Beampingaratra, oriented north–south, and five peaks above 1,500 m. The main river rising in the parcel is the Mandrare, augmented by the waters from its two tributaries, the Mananara and the Manambolo. In the east, the Manampanihy and Andriambe rivers flow respectively towards the north-east and the south-east. The vegetation is composed of low- and mid-altitude, dense, humid evergreen forest, dominated by trees of Tambourissa, Symphonia and Dalbergia, although the steep slopes are dominated by Lauraceae, Compositae, Rubiaceae and Convolvulaceae. Tree-ferns and orchids are common, and epiphytic cacti Rhipsalis also occur.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Madagascar Crested Ibis Lophotibis cristata resident  1995  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Henst's Goshawk Accipiter henstii resident  1995  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Wood-rail Mentocrex kioloides resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Blue-pigeon Alectroenas madagascariensis resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-fronted Coua Coua reynaudii resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue Coua Coua caerulea resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Collared Nightjar Gactornis enarratus resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes squamiger resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Pitta-like Ground-roller Atelornis pittoides resident  1995  present  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-headed Ground-roller Atelornis crossleyi resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Velvet Asity Philepitta castanea resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sunbird Asity Neodrepanis coruscans resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-bellied Asity Neodrepanis hypoxantha resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Pollen's Vanga Xenopirostris polleni resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Nuthatch Vanga Hypositta corallirostris resident  1995  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Dark Newtonia Newtonia amphichroa resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-tailed Newtonia Newtonia fanovanae resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Ward's Flycatcher Pseudobias wardi resident  1995  present  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Crossley's Babbler Mystacornis crossleyi resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown Emu-tail Dromaeocercus brunneus resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Oxylabes Oxylabes madagascariensis resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Spectacled Tetraka Bernieria zosterops resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-crowned Tetraka Bernieria cinereiceps resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Cryptic Warbler Cryptosylvicola randrianasoloi resident  1995  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Madagascar Yellowbrow Crossleyia xanthophrys resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Rand's Warbler Randia pseudozosterops resident  1995  present  A1, A3  Least Concern 
Green Jery Neomixis viridis resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Wedge-tailed Jery Neomixis flavoviridis resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Forest Rock-thrush Monticola sharpei resident  1995  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Nelicourvi Weaver Ploceus nelicourvi resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 
Forest Fody Foudia omissa resident  1995  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Andohahela National Park 72,768 protected area contains site 63,100  
Rainforests of the Atsinanana World Heritage Site 479,661 protected area contained by site 63,100  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   2%
Forest   95%

Land use

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

Other biodiversity Lemurs: Eulemur fulvus collaris (VU), Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi (VU). Carnivores: Cryptoprocta ferox (VU), Fossa fossana (VU), Galidictis fasciata (VU), Eupleres goudotii (EN).

Further web sources of information 

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This site has been identified as an AZE due to it containing a Critically Endangered or Endangered species with a limited range.

References Andriamampianina and Peyrieras (1972), Goodman et al. (1997), Griveaud and Peyrieras (1972), Hawkins and Goodman (1999), Jenkins (1987), Milon (1948a), Nicoll and Langrand (1989), Schulenberg et al. (1993).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Andohahela National Park: Parcel I. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014

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