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Location China (mainland), Guangdong
Central coordinates 114o 16.00' East  24o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 7,545 ha
Altitude 330 - 1,256m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in northern Guangdong Province, south-eastern of Shixing County. The forest ecosystem in Chebaling Nature Reserve is on the border between the southern subtropical and central subtropical ecosystems. The forests and biodiversity are well preserved.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: There are records of Neofelis nebulosa and Panthera pardus. This is one of the very few areas which still has Panthera tigris amoyensis. Important plants include Tsoongiodendron odorum, Bretschneidera sinensis, Camellia sinensis and Eurycormbus cavaleriei.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Collared Partridge Arborophila gingica resident  2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-eared Night-heron Gorsachius magnificus resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chebaling Nature Reserve 7,545 is identical to site 7,545  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Chebaling Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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