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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 2004  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis 2004  present [units unknown]  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 27,800  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 17/04/2014

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