|Location||Philippines, Region IV|
|Central coordinates||121o 28.00' East 12o 44.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||100 - 1,000m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description An area of forest lies inland from the road near to Bongabong, in the foothills below the eastern slopes of Mt Hitding. It was not visited during surveys in 1991, but when examined through binoculars from the road it appeared to be lowland forest. Very few signs of human encroachment were visible and the forest extended down to about 100 m altitude. Gradients were gentle on the lower slopes and forest extended to the mountain peak at about 1,000 m. There is thus a possibility that this is a surviving undisturbed forest extending from the lowlands to the mountain top.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Philippine Duck Anas luzonica||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Spotted Imperial-pigeon Ducula carola||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Black-hooded Coucal Centropus steerii||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Mindoro Hornbill Penelopides mindorensis||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Scarlet-collared Flowerpecker Dicaeum retrocinctum||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
Other biodiversity This IBA is also likely to support some threatened mammals, including endemic subspecies of wild pigs.
Protection status Not officially protected.
References Diesmos and Pedregosa (1995); Dutson et al. (1992).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Hitding. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/03/2014
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