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Location China (mainland), Guangxi
Central coordinates 110o 18.00' East  24o 2.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 202,200 ha
Altitude 110 - 1,979m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the central part of Guangxi Autonomous Region. The main habitats in the IBA are broadleaf evergreen forest in the north and broadleaf evergreen monsoon forest in the south. Human disturbance is severe below 1,000 m, but the native forests above 1,300 m are relatively well preserved. There are seven administration areas within the nature reserve, and 8,150 ha of agricultural land.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected species include Shinisaurus crocodilurus and Cathaya argyrophylla.

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 
White-eared Night-heron Gorsachius magnificus resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Silver Oriole Oriolus mellianus breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Gold-fronted Fulvetta Alcippe variegaticeps resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dayaoshanshuiyuanlin (Guangxi) Nature Reserve 36,000 protected area contained by site 36,000  


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

Further web sources of information 

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This site has been identified as an AZE due to it containing a Critically Endangered or Endangered species with a limited range.

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

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