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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 125o 52.00' East  49o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 3,577 ha
Altitude 262 - 280m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Nenjiang County. Keluo He Nature Reserve is in the middle reaches of the Keluo He river, which is a tributary of the Nen Jiang river. It lies in a transition zone between the Xiao Hinggan Ling mountains and the Nen Jiang plains. The area comprises meadows, patches of forest and plantations, and is rich in water plants.

Key Biodiversity More than 1,000 ducks and geese occur in the spring.

Non-bird biodiversity: Thirty mammal species have been recorded. Nationally protected plants include Fraxinus mandshurica, Juglans mandshurica, Betula verrucosa and Fructus schisandrae.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Keluohe Nature Reserve 3,577 is identical to site 3,577  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Forest   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Keluo He Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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