|Central coordinates||94o 40.00' East 25o 52.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||1,800 - 2,400m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Site description Satoi is located the middle of the Naga Hill ranges. It has intact prime forests and deep wooded valleys. This Data Deficient site is perhaps extremely rich in avifauna. It harbours temperate and subtropical broadleaf (evergreen) forests. The temperate forest is found mostly above 2,000 m. So far the only ornithological survey in the area was carried out in June 1996 (Choudhury 1997). The state bird of Nagaland, Blyth’s Tragopan Tragopan blythii, occurs here in good numbers, especially above 2,000 m. This species features in tourist brochures, posters, hotel publicity material, and government offices. In Satoi range, it is less persecuted than in other areas, due to which a good population is still found there.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii||resident||2004||present||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Mrs Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis||resident||2004||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis||-||2004||present||-||A2||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Jhumming in the lower reaches|
Acknowledgements Key contributors: Anwarunddin Choudhury, Khekiho Sohe, M. I. Bora and Akato Sema.
BirdLife International (undated) Important Birds (IBA) in Asia: Project Briefing Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K. Unpublished.
Choudhury, A. U. (1996) New elevation record for Black-winged Kite from Nagaland. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 36 (5): 96.
Choudhury, A. U. (1997) New localities for Blyth’s tragopan from Nagaland, India. WPA News 52: 13-15.
Choudhury, A. U. (2001) Some bird records from Nagaland, north-east India. Forktail 17: 91-103.
Choudhury, A. U. (2002) Survey of Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant: NE India. Final Report to OBC, UK Technical Report No. 5 of The Rhino Foundation for Nature NE India, Guwahati.Pp. 30.
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, U.K. Pp 846.
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