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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 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)  
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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khaling / Neoli Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from on 19/04/2014

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