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Location China (mainland), Guangxi
Central coordinates 107o 56.00' East  21o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 58,277 ha
Altitude 450 - 1,462m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Shiwan Dashan has a north-east to south-west orientation, running through Shangsi, Fangcheng and Qinzhou counties. The topography within the area is rugged. The climate on the southern slopes is moist and rainy, while on the northern slopes it is hot and dry.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Panthera pardus, Manis pentadactyla, Viverra zibetha, Macaca arctoides and Presbytis francoisi. Important plants include Alsophila spinulosa and Camellia chrysantha.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Silver Oriole Oriolus mellianus breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneatus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Shiwandashanshuiyuanlian Nature Reserve 174,500 is identical to site 58,277  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Shiwandashan. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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