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Location Bhutan, Lhuntshi,Mongar,Yangtse
Central coordinates 91o 27.00' East  27o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, A4i
Area 125,000 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
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary 156,362 protected area contains site 125,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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