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Location China (mainland), Hunan
Central coordinates 109o 55.00' East  29o 39.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 23,200 ha
Altitude 395 - 1,890m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Badagongshan Nature Reserve is located in Sangzhi County, which is near the border of Hunan and Hubei provinces. The northern part of the reserve is linked to the mountains of western Hubei, and the southern part of the reserve is linked to the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Cyclocarya paliurus, Davidia involucrate and Liriodendron chinense. Animals include Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa and Macaca mulatta.

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 
Elliot's Pheasant Syrmaticus ellioti resident  2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneatus breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Badagongshan Nature Reserve 23,200 is identical to site 23,200  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Badagongshan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/11/2015

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