|Central coordinates||95o 43.50' East 27o 39.50' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description Dum Duma (2,880 ha), Dangori (920 ha) and Kumsong (2,250 ha), these three reserve forests in Tinsukia district, in eastern Assam constitute the IBA. The forests of all areas are Tropical Evergreen Rainforest types dominated by Dipterocarpus macrocarpus (Hollong) on flat plains. All these areas are surrounded by tea gardens and human settlements. These forests are known for their populations of White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata, but are also important for other wildlife, especially primates. The largest confirmed gathering of the White-winged Duck in the world was recorded in Dangori RF, where 14 were seen roosting at one site in 1995 (Choudhury 1996, 1998). The vegetation type of the sites is mainly Tropical Evergreen Rainforest, dominated by Dipterocarpus macrocarpus, Shorea assamica, Mesua ferrea, Terminalia myriocarpa, Artocarpus chaplasha, Dillenia indica, Anthocephalus cadamba, Bombax ceiba and Ficus spp. There are many jungle pools or ponds in these areas, which are the major haunts of the White-winged Duck.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris||non-breeding||2004||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Anwaruddin Choudhury and Kulojyoti Lahkar.
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.
Choudhury, A. U. (1997) Current status of the Masked finfoot in India. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 37(5): 90-91.
Choudhury, A. U. (1998) Status and conservation of the white-winged duck in eastern Assam, India. OBC Bulletin 28:14-17.
Contribute Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.
Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dum Duma, Dangori and Kumsong Reserve Forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014
To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife