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Tai Po Kau, Shing Mun and Tai Mo Shan area


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha VU passage 2004 rare A1
Brown-rumped Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis LC breeding 2002 rare A3
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos LC breeding 2000 uncommon A3
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae LC resident 2000 uncommon A3
Chestnut Bulbul Hemixos castanonotus LC breeding 1986-1999 uncommon A3
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii LC breeding 2000 uncommon A3
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus LC breeding 1992-1997 uncommon A3
Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis LC breeding 2000 common A3
Yuhina castaniceps NR resident 2000 uncommon A3
Masked Laughingthrush Pterorhinus perspicillatus LC resident 2000 common A3
Chinese Hwamei Garrulax canorus LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher Cyornis brunneatus VU breeding 2004 present A3
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus LC resident 1995 uncommon A3
Aethopyga christinae NR resident 2000 common A3

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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve Specially Protected Area 460 protected area contained by site 460
Tai Mo Shan Montane Scrub Forest Specially Protected Area 130 protected area contained by site 130
Tai Mo Shan Montane Scrub Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 130 protected area contained by site 130
Tai Mo Shan Country Park 1,440 protected area overlaps with site 1,440
Tai Mo Shan Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 95 protected area contained by site 95
Tai Lam Country Park 5,370 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Shing Mun Fung Shui Woodland Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 6 protected area contained by site 6
Shing Mun Fung Shui Woodland Specially Protected Area 6 protected area contained by site 6
Shing Mun Country Park 1,400 protected area overlaps with site 1,400
Ng Tung Chai Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 226 protected area contained by site 226
Ng Tung Chai Specially Protected Area 128 protected area contained by site 128
Kam Shan Country Park 337 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Secondary scrub -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tai Po Kau, Shing Mun and Tai Mo Shan area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/05/2022.