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Location Bhutan, Sarpang
Central coordinates 90o 4.00' East  26o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 27,800 ha
Altitude 150 - 1,600m
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 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary 26,640 is identical to site 26,900  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Edaphic grassland  -
Forest Hill evergreen forest (subtropical)  -
Wetlands (inland) Riverine floodplains  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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