Khabr-va-Rouchoon Wildlife Refuge

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 common A3
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei LC breeding 1977 4 breeding pairs B3
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris LC resident 1977 common A3
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 1977 frequent A3
Plain Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus neglectus LC breeding 1977 common A3, B3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 1977 common A3
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha LC resident 1977 uncommon B3
Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata LC breeding 1977 frequent A3
Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe albonigra LC resident 1977 frequent A3
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia LC breeding 1977 frequent A3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 1977 frequent 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)
Rochon Wildlife Refuge 28,166 protected area overlaps with site 0
Khabr National Park 148,754 protected area contained by site 0
Khab-o-Rochon Wildlife Refuge 173,750 is identical to site 173,750


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

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Khabr-va-Rouchoon Wildlife Refuge. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.