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Location India, Nagaland
Central coordinates 93o 39.00' East  25o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 3,000 ha
Altitude 1,400 - 2,062m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society

Site description Mount Paona is in the Barail Range, a part of the Eastern Himalayas Endemic Bird Area (EBA) in Paren district in southwestern Nagaland. The highest peak in this montane IBA is 2,062 m above msl. The hilltop and adjacent areas have good tree cover. The nearest town is Peren, district headquarter.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii resident  2004  present  A1, A2  Vulnerable 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Streak-throated Barwing Actinodura waldeni 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
Beautiful Sibia Heterophasia pulchella 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri 2004  present  A2  Least Concern 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
Notes: Agriculture
forestry -
Notes: Forests

Acknowledgements Key contributors: Anwaruddin Choudhury and Khekiho Sohe.


Choudhury, A. U. (2001) Some bird records from Nagaland, north-east India. Forktail 17: 91-103.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Paona. Downloaded from on 17/09/2014

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