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Location China (mainland), Guangxi
Central coordinates 107o 31.00' East  22o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 60,100 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,072m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description The IBA includes Fenghuang Shan, Xi Daming Shan and Xiaoming Shan mountains, and the intervening areas. It includes 23,000 ha of forest, with some 20% of the land in the nature reserve being used for forestry.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Xidamingshanshuiyuanlin Nature Reserve 60,100 is identical to site 60,100  

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity Nationally protected animals include Macaca assamensis, Manis pentadactyla, Viverra zibetha, Selenarctos thibetanus and Felis temmincki. Cervus nippon was still present in the 1970s, but is now locally extinct. Nationally protected plants include Camellia chrysantha.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xidamingshan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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