|Location||Philippines, Region XII|
|Central coordinates||124o 2.00' East 7o 59.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 1,582m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Several substantial blocks of old growth forest are shown on recent forest cover maps in the hills to the west of Lake Lanao (PH097), near the villages of Munai and Tambo. Much of the land in this area is below 1,000 m, with the highest peak only reaching just over 1,500 m, so most of the remaining forest is likely to be lowland forest, with only small areas of montane forest around the highest peaks. This IBA includes a proposed protected area, Mt. Inayawan, which is located within the barangays of Inayawan and Pantar in south-eastern Nunungan, adjacent to the border of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur Provinces. This proposed site cover an area of about 1,000 ha.
Key Biodiversity Several of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Mindanao and Eastern Visayas Endemic Bird Area have been recorded in or near to this IBA, during collecting expeditions near to the village of Munai at Tambo and Balintad in the 1960s. They are mainly lowland forest species, including Mindanao Bleeding-heart, Wattled Broadbill and Azure-breasted Pitta, suggesting that this was the main habitat visited. There are also areas of montane forest in the IBA, and it is likely that a wider range of threatened and restricted-range birds will be found there.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Mindanao Bleeding-heart Gallicolumba crinigera||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Ceyx melanurus||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Not Recognised|
|Blue-capped Kingfisher Actenoides hombroni||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Mindanao Broadbill Eurylaimus steerii||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Azure-breasted Pitta Pitta steerii||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
Protection status Not officially protected.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Munai / Tambo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/08/2015
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