Pakhui or Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata EN resident 2002 present A1
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis VU resident 2002 present A1
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator LC resident 2002 present A2
Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni LC resident 2002 present A2
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri LC resident 2002 present A2
Rusty-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis badeigularis NT resident 2004 present A2
Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis LC resident 2002 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Pakke (Pakhui) Sanctuary 86,195 protected area overlaps with site 86,195
Nameri Sanctuary 7,560 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pakhui or Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.