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Location Bhutan, Samdrup Jongkhar
Central coordinates 92o 2.00' East  26o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 27,300 ha
Altitude 150 - 1,500m
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)  
Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary 33,386 protected area contained by site 23,569  


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

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

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