Zemithang - Nelya

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
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis NT winter 2002 present A1
Ward's Trogon Harpactes wardi NT resident 2002 present A2
Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus VU resident 2004 present A1, A2
Brown-throated Fulvetta Fulvetta ludlowi LC resident 2002 present A2
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri LC resident 2002 present A2
Blackish-breasted Babbler Stachyris humei NT resident 2002 present A2
Rufous-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis caudatus NT resident 2002 present A2
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis LC resident 2002 present A2
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa VU resident 2002 present A1

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


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zemithang - Nelya. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.