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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 104o 20.00' East  32o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 28,227 ha
Altitude 1,310 - 4,166m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located in north-west Pingwu County between the Motian Ling and Min Shan mountains.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sichuan Treecreeper Certhia tianquanensis resident  2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Rufous-headed Robin Luscinia ruficeps unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Xiaohegou Nature Reserve 28,227 is identical to site 28,227  

Other biodiversity Nationally protected mammals including Giant Panda, Sichuan Snub-nosed Langur, Takin, Leopard, Takin, Asiatic Black Bear and Musk Deer.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xiaohegou Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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