|Central coordinates||92o 47.40' East 27o 0.60' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||100 - 350m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description Located in the district of Sonitpur, 40 km from Tezpur town in northern Assam, Nameri National Park is also a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. This Park is on the interstate border with Arunachal Pradesh. Relatively better known among the new protected areas of Assam, Nameri was earlier part of Naduar Reserve Forest. The river Jia-Bhareli with its tributaries, the Nameri, Upper Dikorai and Bor Dikorai flow through the Park. The Park is beautiful, with snow-capped Himalayan peaks visible on clear winter days. Nameri is home to a number of globally threatened birds and mammals. For the Endangered White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata, the Park has now the only noteworthy population on the north bank of the Brahmaputra (Choudhury 2000a, 2000b). An added advantage is the presence of Pakke (Pakhui) Wildlife Sanctuary across the border in Arunachal Pradesh, which is about 86,200 ha. For many species, they form a contiguous large wilderness. The terrain in Nameri is gently sloping plain, typical of bhabar and terai. Towards the north, small hilly promontories of the Arunachal Himalaya are seen. Most of Nameri is forested and grassland is found along the rivers. There are a number of pools within the jungle. Nameri National Park can be classified into 8 distinct vegetation types: Moist Evergreen, Moist Semi-evergreen, Deciduous Forest, grassland, scrubland, mixed forests, degraded forests, riverine forest and cultivated land. Moist Semi-evergreen Forest covers about 16,000 ha, followed by grasslands (1,570 ha). The evergreen forest is dominated by Duabanga grandiflora, Mesua ferea and species of Tetrameles, Eugenia and Terminalia.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Rufous-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis caudatus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Near Threatened|
|Slender-billed Babbler Turdoides longirostris||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Nameri||National Park||20,000||is identical to site||20,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Nature Conservation|
|Notes: Tourism / recreation|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Prashanta Saikia, Anwaruddin Choudhury and Kulojyoti Lahkar.
Choudhury, A. U. (2000a) The Birds of Assam. Gibbon Books and WWFIndia NE Region, Guwahati.
Choudhury, A. U. (2000b) Conservation of the White-winged Wood Duck Cairina scutulata in India, pp. 52-64. 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 Ugra, G. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai. Pp. x+228.
Daniel, J. C. (2002) The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.
Das, R. K. (1995) White-winged Duck in Namery Sanctuary. IWRB TWRG Newsletter 8: 17-18.
Saikia, P. K. and Kakati, M. (1999) Avifaunal Diversity and Habitat Characteristics of Nameri National Park. Report submitted to Oriental Bird Club, U.K. Pp. 57.
Talukdar, B. K. and Das, R. K. (1997) Record of birds of prey in Nameri WLS, Assam. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 37: 50-51.
Talukdar, B. K. (1997) Record of largest flock of Great Cormorant in Nameri Sanctuary, Assam. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 37: 65.
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