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Location Bhutan, Ha,Samtse
Central coordinates 89o 4.00' East  27o 21.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 64,400 ha
Altitude 2,000 - 5,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve 65,074 protected area contains site 64,400  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane broadleaf deciduous forest (mont temp); Montane broadleaf evergreen forest (mont temp); Montane coniferous forest (mont temp/subtrop)  -
Shrubland Subalpine and alpine scrub  -
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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