Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 103,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
Located on the southern slope of the Himalayas. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with tropical evergreen rainforest (below 1,000 m), montane broadleaf evergreen forest (1,000-2,600 m), coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest (2,600-3,400 m), coniferous forest (3,400-4,100 m), rhododendron scrub (4,100-4,400 m), and high-mountain scrub and grassland (above 4,400 m).

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Presbytis entellus (a primate endemic to the Himalayas), Selenarctos thibetanus, Ursus arctos, Ailurus fulgens, Moschus chrysogaster and Capricornis sumatraensis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lhakhang. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.