LA004
Nam Ha


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2003 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
Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Bar-backed Partridge Arborophila brunneopectus LC resident 2002 common A3
Grey Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum LC resident 2002 common A3
Mountain Bamboo-partridge Bambusicola fytchii LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera LC resident 2002 common A3
Hodgson's Frogmouth Batrachostomus hodgsoni LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus LC resident 2002 common A3
Golden-throated Barbet Psilopogon franklinii LC resident 2002 common A3
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis LC resident 2002 common A3
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos atratus LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Eared Pitta Hydrornis phayrei LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Rusty-naped Pitta Hydrornis oatesi LC resident 2002 uncommon A3
Blue Pitta Hydrornis cyaneus LC resident 2002 uncommon A3
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii LC resident 2002 common A3
Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Burmese Shrike Lanius collurioides LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Yellow-cheeked Tit Machlolophus spilonotus LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii LC resident 2002 common A3
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus LC resident 2002 common A3
Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons LC resident 2002 common A3
Striated Bulbul Alcurus striatus LC resident 2002 common A3
Brown-breasted Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthorrhous LC resident 2002 common A3
Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster LC resident 2002 common A3
Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis LC winter 2002 unknown A3
White-spectacled Warbler Phylloscopus intermedius LC resident 2002 uncommon A3
Grey-cheeked Warbler Phylloscopus poliogenys LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis LC resident 2002 common A3
Grey-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis gularis LC resident 2002 uncommon A3
Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis LC resident 2002 uncommon A3
Golden Parrotbill Suthora verreauxi LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Indochinese Yuhina Staphida torqueola LC resident 2002 common A3
Red-billed Scimitar-babbler Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Black-streaked Scimitar-babbler Erythrogenys gravivox LC resident 2002 uncommon A3
Rufous-capped Babbler Cyanoderma ruficeps LC resident 2002 common A3
Spot-throated Babbler Pellorneum albiventre LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Streaked Wren-babbler Gypsophila brevicaudata LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia LC resident 2002 common A3
White-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax strepitans LC resident 2002 frequent A3
White-browed Laughingthrush Pterorhinus sannio LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Pterorhinus pectoralis LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Dark-backed Sibia Heterophasia melanoleuca LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Scarlet-faced Liocichla Liocichla ripponi LC resident 2002 uncommon A3
Blue-winged Minla Siva cyanouroptera LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Eastern Spectacled Barwing Actinodura radcliffei LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Dark-sided Thrush Zoothera marginata LC resident 2002 unknown A3
Green Cochoa Cochoa viridis LC resident 2002 uncommon A3
White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger LC resident 2002 frequent A3
White-bellied Redstart Luscinia phaenicuroides LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus LC resident 2002 common A3
Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula erithacus LC winter 2002 unknown A3
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor LC winter 2002 present A3
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna LC resident 2002 common A3
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata LC resident 2002 common A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2003).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 unfavourable medium medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other 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
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Nam Ha National Biodiversity Conservation Area ASEAN Heritage 222,400 protected area contains site 184,520
Nam Ha National Biodiversity Conservation Area and ASEAN Heritage Park 222,400 protected area overlaps with site 184,520

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nam Ha. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/nam-ha-iba-laos on 27/02/2024.