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Location China (mainland), Chongqing
Central coordinates 107o 53.00' East  29o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,650m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Wulong County, 20 km east from the county town. Areas of the IBA below 1,400 m are mostly converted to agricultural land, or fir and pine plantation. The areas with thin soil are dominated by scrub.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Black Langur occurs at this site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
South China Karst World Heritage Site 47,588 protected area contains site 5,000  


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

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

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