|Central coordinates||94o 0.00' East 27o 3.22' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description This site is located near the confluence of the Ranga river with the Khabolu river and consists of degraded grassland with beels and marshes. The woodland area has been completely destroyed due to felling. This site was known as Milroy Buffalo Sanctuary during British days as a good number of Asiatic Wild Buffalo Bubalus arnee (= bubalis) used to occur (Choudhury 1994). Situated 20 km south of Lakhimpur town, the district headquarters, this wetland complex is an important site for waterbirds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Anwaruddin Choudhury and Bikul Goswami..
Choudhury, A. U. (1994) The decline of Wild water buffalo in Northeastern India. Oryx 28(1): 70-73.
Choudhury, A. U. (2000) The Birds of Assam. Gibbon Books and WWFIndia, N E Regional Office, Guwahati.
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