|Central coordinates||93o 2.00' East 22o 39.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||1,360 - 2,157m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description The Blue Mountain (Phawngpui) National Park is located in southeastern Mizoram. The Kolodyne river flows along the eastern side of the Park and also forms the international border with Myanmar. Eastward, beyond Kolodyne River lie the Chin Hills of Myanmar. The highest point in Mizoram, Phawngpui Peak (2,157 m), is located within this Park. Most of the Park is covered with Sub-tropical Broadleaf and Tropical Evergreen forests. There are some cliffs and patches of natural grasslands on the tableland near Farpak. The Park is surrounded by villages on all sides and is an isolated refuge for wildlife.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Striped Laughingthrush Garrulax virgatus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Brown-capped Laughingthrush Garrulax austeni||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Phawngpui (Blue Mountain||National Park||5,000||is identical to site||5,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Jhum cutivation|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Nature reserve|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Anwaruddin Choudhury, Rahul Kaul and Firoz Ahmed.
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Ahmed, M. F., Lahkar, B. P. and Talukdar, B. K. (2001) Survey of the Dark-rumped swift and its Possible Suitable Habitat in Mizoram. Technical Report. Aaranyak, Guwahati.
Choudhury, A. U. (2002) Survey of Hume’s Pheasant in northeastern India. Technical Report no. 5. Rhino Foundation for Nature in NE India, Guwahati. pp. 27.
Kaul, R., Khaling, S., Ghose, D., Khan, S. and Bhattacharjee, J. (2001) Survey for Manipur Bush Quail and Hume’s Pheasant in North-East India. Report submitted to the Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai. Pp. 40.
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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