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Location China (mainland), Henan
Central coordinates 114o 5.00' East  31o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 2,936 ha
Altitude 300 - 830m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Xinyang County, east of the Tongbai Shan mountains and at the western end of the Dabie Shan mountains. Forest covers 2,859.8 ha, about 90% of the IBA.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Changnienia amoena and Emmenopterys henryi. Animals include Andrias davidianus, Panthera pardus, Lutra lutra, Viverra zibetha, Viverricula indica and Naemorhedus goral.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  1991  200 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jigongshan(Xinyang) Nature Reserve 3,000 is identical to site 2,936  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jigong Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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