IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 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
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus LC resident 2000 present A3
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra NT resident 2000 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Zhumulangmafeng Nature Reserve 3,391,022 protected area contains site 15,000
Quomolangma Nature Preserve 3,400,000 protected area contains site 15,000


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rongxar. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.