IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 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
See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis LC resident 1977 frequent A3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 1977 present A3
Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata LC breeding 1977 common A3
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia LC breeding 1977 common A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Khoshyeylagh Wildlife Refuge 143,146 is identical to site 143,146


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Khosh-Yeilagh. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.