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Location Philippines, Region XII
Central coordinates 125o 16.00' East  7o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 3,000 ha
Altitude 1,100 - 1,448m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

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Site description Mt Sinaka is in the north-east of North Cotabato Province. There is forest remaining on the mountain between 1,100 and 1,448 m, including mossy forest above c.1,200 m, but the lower altitude forests are secondary or very badly degraded. This area was logged in the past, and the remaining forest is now surrounded with wide tracts of open grassland and agricultural land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi 2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Critically Endangered 
Philippine Hawk-eagle Nisaetus philippensis 2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Mindanao Brown-dove Phapitreron brunneiceps 2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Philippine Leafbird Chloropsis flavipennis 2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   -
Forest   -

Protection status Not officially protected.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Sinaka. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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