Deothang / Narphang / Samdrup Jongkhar

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
Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii NT resident 2002 present A1, A2
Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda VU resident 2002 present A1, A2
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis VU resident 2002 present A1, A3
Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla VU resident 2002 present A1, A3
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa VU resident 2002 present A1, A3

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)
Biological Corridor 5 Biological Corridor 21,200 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf evergreen forest (mont temp), Semi-evergreen rain forest (tropical), Hill evergreen forest (subtropical) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Deothang / Narphang / Samdrup Jongkhar. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.