NP015
Mai Valley forests


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra NT resident 2002 rare A1
Speckled Woodpigeon Columba hodgsonii LC resident 1989 present A3
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus VU resident 2002 frequent A1
Red-naped Ibis Pseudibis papillosa LC resident 2002 present A3
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU winter 2002 unknown A1
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus CR resident 2004 uncommon A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR resident 2002 rare A1, A3
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris CR resident 2002 rare A1, A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2002 rare A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU passage 2002 rare A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 2002 rare A1
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis VU resident 2002 unknown A1
Megalaima asiatica NR resident 1989 frequent A3
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus NT resident 2002 rare A1
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Himalayan Flameback Dinopium shorii LC resident 2002 present A3
Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia LC resident 2002 present A3
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis LC resident 1989 common A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 2002 rare A1
Falco chicquera NR unknown 2002 present A3
Slaty-headed Parakeet Psittacula himalayana LC resident 2002 present A3
Black-headed Shrike-babbler Pteruthius rufiventer LC resident 1989 rare A3
Green Shrike-babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus LC resident 1989 present A3
Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris LC resident 1989 present A3
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos LC breeding 1989 present A3
Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectens LC resident 2002 present A3
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae LC resident 1989 common A3
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris LC resident 1989 common A3
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris LC resident 1989 common A3
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus LC resident 1989 common A3
Yellow-cheeked Tit Machlolophus spilonotus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera LC resident 1989 present A3
Scaly-breasted Cupwing Pnoepyga albiventer LC resident 1989 present A3
Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalense LC resident 1989 frequent A3
White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus LC resident 2002 present A3
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii LC resident 1989 present A3
Hypsipetes leucocephalus NR resident 1989 common A3
Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus LC resident 1989 present A3
Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys LC resident 1989 common A3
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher LC resident 1989 common A3
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis LC resident 1989 common A3
Grey-cheeked Warbler Phylloscopus poliogenys LC resident 1989 rare A3
Large-billed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris LC breeding 1989 present A3
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator LC winter 2002 rare A2
Grey-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos LC resident 1989 common A3
Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer LC resident 1989 present A3
Grey-sided Bush-warbler Cettia brunnifrons LC resident 1989 present A3
Chestnut-headed Tesia Cettia castaneocoronata LC resident 1989 common A3
Horornis flavolivaceus NR resident 1989 present A3
Aegithalos concinnus NR resident 1989 common A3
Aegithalos iouschistos NR resident 1989 present A3
Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Golden-breasted Fulvetta Lioparus chrysotis LC resident 1989 rare A3
White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus LC resident 1989 common A3
Brown Parrotbill Cholornis unicolor LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Fulvous Parrotbill Suthora fulvifrons LC resident 1989 present A3
Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta LC resident 1989 rare A3
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-vented Yuhina Yuhina occipitalis LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis caudatus NT resident 2002 uncommon A1, A2
Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler Pomatorhinus superciliaris LC resident 1989 rare A3
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler Erythrogenys erythrogenys LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-capped Babbler Cyanoderma ruficeps LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis LC resident 1989 rare A3
Striated Laughingthrush Grammatoptila striata LC resident 1989 common A3
Himalayan Cutia Cutia nipalensis LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Spiny Babbler Acanthoptila nipalensis LC resident 2002 unknown A2
Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis LC resident 1989 common A3
Grey-sided Laughingthrush Garrulax caerulatus LC resident 1989 rare A3
Scaly Laughingthrush Trochalopteron subunicolor LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Blue-winged Laughingthrush Trochalopteron squamatum LC resident 1989 rare A3
Streaked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron lineatum LC resident 1989 present A3
Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affine LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata LC resident 1989 common A3
Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis LC resident 2002 frequent A2
Blue-winged Minla Siva cyanouroptera LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Bar-throated Minla Chrysominla strigula LC resident 1989 common A3
Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni LC resident 1989 common A3
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis LC resident 1989 present A3
White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis LC resident 1989 common A3
Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola LC resident 1989 rare A3
Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor LC breeding 1989 present A3
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea LC breeding 1989 present A3
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae LC resident 1989 present A3
White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger LC resident 1989 present A3
Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea LC breeding 1989 present A3
Myiomela leucurum NR breeding 1989 rare A3
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus LC resident 1989 present A3
Black-backed Forktail Enicurus immaculatus LC resident 1989 present A3
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata LC resident 1989 common A3
Sapphire Flycatcher Ficedula sapphira LC resident 1989 rare A3
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris LC breeding 1989 present A3
White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps LC resident 2002 present A3
Blue-capped Rock-thrush Monticola cinclorhyncha LC breeding 1989 present A3
Chloropsis hardwickii NR resident 1989 present A3
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanozanthum LC resident 1989 present A3
Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna LC resident 1989 present A3
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda LC resident 1989 present A3
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Pyrrhula nipalensis NR resident 1989 uncommon A3
Gold-naped Finch Pyrrhoplectes epauletta LC resident 1989 rare A3
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Chloris spinoides LC breeding 1989 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 high very unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial - terrestrial -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mai Valley forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2019.