NP013
Langtang National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 1989 rare A3
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus LC resident 1989 common A3
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra NT resident 2004 uncommon A1
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae LC resident 2004 present A3
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota LC resident 1989 common A3
Speckled Woodpigeon Columba hodgsonii LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria LC winter 2004 present A3
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU resident 2004 uncommon A1
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus CR resident 2004 uncommon A1
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 1989 frequent A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2004 rare A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU passage 2004 rare A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 2004 rare A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 2004 rare A1
Megalaima franklinii NR resident 1989 uncommon A3
Megalaima asiatica NR resident 1989 uncommon A3
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus NT resident 2004 uncommon A1
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis LC resident 1989 rare A3
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Green Shrike-babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris LC resident 1989 rare A3
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus LC resident 2004 frequent A3
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1989 common A3
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris LC resident 1989 common A3
Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris LC resident 1989 common A3
Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous LC resident 1989 common A3
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 2004 present A3
Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera LC resident 1989 common A3
Nepal Cupwing Pnoepyga immaculata LC resident 2004 frequent A2
Scaly-breasted Cupwing Pnoepyga albiventer LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalense LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Hypsipetes leucocephalus NR resident 1989 common A3
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys LC resident 1989 common A3
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher LC resident 1989 common A3
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Tickell's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus affinis LC breeding 1989 common A3
Large-billed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Western Crowned Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis LC passage 2004 present A3
Grey-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos LC resident 1989 common A3
Horornis flavolivaceus NR breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Grey-sided Bush-warbler Cettia brunnifrons LC resident 1989 common A3
Chestnut-headed Tesia Cettia castaneocoronata LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Hume's Bush-warbler Horornis brunnescens LC resident 2004 present A3
Aegithalos iouschistos NR resident 1989 frequent A3
Aegithalos concinnus NR resident 1989 common A3
Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura LC resident 1989 frequent A3
White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus LC resident 1989 common A3
Fulvous Parrotbill Suthora fulvifrons LC resident 1989 rare A3
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-vented Yuhina Yuhina occipitalis LC resident 1989 common A3
Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler Pomatorhinus superciliaris LC resident 2004 present A3
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler Erythrogenys erythrogenys LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Black-chinned Babbler Cyanoderma pyrrhops LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis LC resident 2004 present A3
Striated Laughingthrush Grammatoptila striata LC resident 1989 common A3
Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush Garrulax rufogularis LC resident 2004 present A3
White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis LC resident 1989 common A3
Scaly Laughingthrush Trochalopteron subunicolor LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Streaked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron lineatum LC resident 1989 common A3
Variegated Laughingthrush Trochalopteron variegatum LC resident 1989 common A3
Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affine LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata LC resident 1989 common A3
Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea LC resident 2004 present A3
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis LC resident 2004 frequent A2
Blue-winged Minla Siva cyanouroptera LC resident 2004 present A3
Bar-throated Minla Chrysominla strigula LC resident 1989 common A3
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis LC resident 1989 common A3
Grandala Grandala coelicolor LC resident 1989 common A3
Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
White-backed Thrush Turdus kessleri LC resident 2004 present A3
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Myiomela leucurum NR resident 1989 rare A3
Calliope pectoralis NR breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Gould's Shortwing Heteroxenicus stellatus LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phaenicuroides LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-breasted Bush-robin Tarsiger hyperythrus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
White-browed Bush-robin Tarsiger indicus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Golden Bush-robin Tarsiger chrysaeus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata LC resident 1989 common A3
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Ficedula ruficauda LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephala LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Blue-capped Rock-thrush Monticola cinclorhyncha LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis VU unknown 2004 present A3
Chloropsis hardwickii NR resident 1989 uncommon A3
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda LC resident 1989 common A3
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata LC resident 2004 present A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Robin Accentor Prunella rubeculoides LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
White-rumped Snowfinch Onychostruthus taczanowskii LC resident 2004 present A3
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus LC breeding 1989 common A3
Pyrrhula nipalensis NR resident 1989 uncommon A3
Carpodacus rodopeplus NR resident 1989 frequent A3
Carpodacus thura NR resident 1989 frequent A3
Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos LC resident 1989 rare A3
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Scarlet Finch Carpodacus sipahi LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus LC resident 1989 common A3
Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochroa LC resident 1989 common A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 2004 present A3
Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Crimson-browed Finch Carpodacus subhimachalus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala LC resident 1989 common A3
Gold-naped Finch Pyrrhoplectes epauletta LC resident 1989 rare A3
Dark-breasted Rosefinch Procarduelis nipalensis LC resident 1989 common A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC resident 1989 common A3
Brandt's Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti LC resident 2004 present A3
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Chloris spinoides LC breeding 1989 common A3
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola CR passage 2004 rare A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
लामटाङ्ग राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज National Park 171,000 is identical to site 171,000
Langtang National Park - Buffer Zone 42,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Forest -
Grassland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Langtang National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2017.