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Location India, Assam
Central coordinates 92o 15.00' East  25o 48.00' North
IBA criteria A4ii
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 700 - 900m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description Habang or Umwang is a relatively remote area in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district. The area comprises of a few villages inhabited by Khasi tribe with some Nepali-speaking people. A few hutments of the Karbi tribe also exist. The terrain is rolling country on a plateau. The Umkhen or Borpani river passes though the south of this IBA, beyond which is the state of Meghalaya.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis passage  2000  min 90,000 individuals  poor  A4ii  Least Concern 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
Notes: Agriculture
urban/industrial/transport -
Notes: Settlement

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Anwaruddin Choudhury and Amol Sharma.


Ali, S. and Ripley, S. D. (1987) Compact Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan (Second Edition). Oxford University Press, Delhi.

BirdLife International (undated) Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Asia: Project briefing book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K., Unpublished.

Choudhury, A. U. (2000) Birds of Assam, Gibbon Books & WWF-India NE Region, Guwahati.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Habang. Downloaded from on 25/10/2014

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