|Location||Philippines, Region IX|
|Central coordinates||119o 29.00' East 4o 46.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 131m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Sibutu and Tumindao Islands lie to the south-east of Tawi-tawi Island, at the south-eastern end of the Sulu archipelago. Sibutu has much secondary forest, and forest is also reported to remain on Tumindao.
Key Biodiversity Several of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Sulu archipelago Endemic Bird Area have been recorded on Sibutu and Tumindao, but there is little recent information about their status there. It is likely that forests on these islands still support populations of some of these birds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes||non-breeding||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Grey Imperial-pigeon Ducula pickeringii||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Sulu Racquet-tail Prioniturus verticalis||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Sulu Pygmy Woodpecker Picoides ramsayi||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|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: Sibutu and Tumindao Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/05/2015
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