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Location Philippines, Region IX
Central coordinates 123o 13.00' East  7o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 22,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,527m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Haribon Foundation



Site description Mt Sugarloaf is about 30 km inland from Pagadian City, to the south-west of Mt Malindang (PH107). The mountain rises to over 1,500 m, so the forests around the peak are montane. In 1997, the lowland forests on the slopes of Mt Sugarloaf were found to be heavily degraded, with kaingins up to an altitude of 900 m. Nearby Mt Pinukis, however, retained good forest cover and is therefore included in the IBA. It was estimated in 1997 that the forest on Mt Pinukis and adjacent mountains could total more than 22,000 ha.

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 
Blue-capped Kingfisher Actenoides hombroni 2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Silvery Kingfisher Alcedo argentata 2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Mindanao Broadbill Eurylaimus steerii 2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Celestial Monarch Hypothymis coelestis 2001  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Slaty Flycatcher Ficedula basilanica 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.

References Haribon Foundation (1998).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Sugarloaf. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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