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Location China (mainland), Gansu
Central coordinates 103o 40.00' East  33o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 440,000 ha
Altitude 1,200 - 4,504m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located in the northern part of the Min Shan mountain range, in south-western Zhugqu county and southern Tewo county. The Bailong Jiang river forms the northern border to the site and it borders Sichuan in the south. The typical landscape of the IBA is high mountains and deep valleys.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Rusty-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis przewalskii resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Grassland   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Min Shan mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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