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Location Bhutan, Samdrup Jongkhar,Sarpang,Shemgang
Central coordinates 90o 46.00' East  26o 51.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 97,500 ha
Altitude 150 - 3,000m
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 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park 173,022 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Royal Manas National Park 102,284 protected area contains site 97,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Hill evergreen forest (subtropical); Moist deciduous forest (tropical); Montane broadleaf evergreen forest (mont temp); Semi-evergreen rain forest (tropical)  -
Grassland Edaphic grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Riverine floodplains  -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Royal Manas National Park. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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