|Central coordinates||96o 5.00' East 27o 42.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||100 - 400m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description This IBA consists of two large and contiguous reserve forests, Tengapani (44,400 ha) and Manabum (136 ha) in eastern Arunachal Pradesh. The site covers flat plains of the Lohit river as well as low to medium hills, which are part of the Dapha Bum Range of Mishmi Hills. A large number of perennial streams are found in this IBA. Most of this IBA forms part of Eastern Himalaya Endemic Bird Area with a small area resembling the Assam Plains (Stattersfield et al. 1998). Tall wet savanna grassland covers small areas, often along the bends of streams. However, Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest, although degraded at places, forms a major part of the site (A. U. Choudhury pers. comm. 2003).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Key contributor: Anwaruddin Choudhury.
Choudhury, A. U. (1996) Survey of the White-winged Wood Duck and Bengal Florican in Tinsukia district and adjacent areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Rhino Foundation for Nature in NE India. Guwahati. Pp. 82.
Choudhury, A. U. (2002) Distribution and Conservation of the Gaur Bos gaurus in the Indian Subcontinent. Mammal Review 32(3): 199-226.
Choudhury, A. U. (2003) The mammals of Arunachal Pradesh. Regency Publications, New Delhi.
Singh, P. (1995) Recent bird records from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Forktail 10: 65-104.
Singh, P. (1999) Bird survey in selected localities of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun. Pp. 92.
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, Cambridge, U.K.
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