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Location China (mainland), Yunnan
Central coordinates 99o 17.00' East  25o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 6,630 ha
Altitude 2,280 - 3,226m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Yunlong County, Dali Baizu Autonomous County. The main habitat types are evergreen broadleaf forest, deciduous broadleaf forest, coniferous forest, scrub and grassland, and there are also montane lakes and streams. The IBA has a significantly large area of primary Yunnan pine forest and serves as a seed bank for this species.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Giant Nuthatch Sitta magna resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yunlongtianchi Nature Reserve 6,630 is identical to site 6,630  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Yunlong Tianchi Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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