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Location India, Arunachal Pradesh
Central coordinates 93o 17.85' East  27o 40.30' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 200,000 ha
Altitude 800 - 5,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description This site is a large area c. 2,00,000 ha in the Lower Subansiri district around Kolo Riang, Sarli and Damin areas. As the altitude varies from 800 m to 5,000 m, four biome types are found in this area. Tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests usually occur in the lower areas, mainly below 900 m. Here, closed canopy forests with many storeys are seen. Subtropical forests occur from 900 m to 1,800 m, temperate forests between 1,800 m and 3,500 m, sub-alpine from 3,500 m to 4,300 m, and alpine meadows from 3,700 m to 5,500 m (Kumar and Singh 1999).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ward's Trogon Harpactes wardi resident  2004  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Blackish-breasted Babbler Sphenocichla humei resident  2004  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Rufous-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis caudatus resident  2004  present  A2  Near Threatened 
Ludlow's Fulvetta Alcippe ludlowi 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Beautiful Sibia Heterophasia pulchella 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Rusty-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra resident  2004  present  A1, A2  Near Threatened 


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

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Suresh Kumar and Bikul Goswami.


Choudhury, A. U. (2002) Status of cranes in northeastern India. Pp. 41-44. In: Birds of Wetlands and Grasslands: Proceedings of the Salim Ali Centenary Seminar on Conservation of Avifauna of Wetlands and Grasslands. Eds. Rahmani, A. R. and G. Ugra. Pp. x+228. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.

Kumar, S. and Singh, P. (1999) A Study on Pheasant Distributions in Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalayas, India. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. Pp. 52.

Singh, P. (1994) Recent bird records from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Forktail 10: 65-104.

Stattersfield, A. J., Crosby, M. J., Long A. J. and Wege, D. C. (1998) Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 7. BirdLife International, U.K.

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