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Location China (mainland), Henan
Central coordinates 114o 44.00' East  31o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 2,000 ha
Altitude 300 - 600m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located at the southern tip of Henan Province, between the Yangtze and Huai He river catchments. The reserve is within the northern subtropical region, and has a moist climate. The main habitats are northern subtropical broadleaf evergreen and deciduous forests.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Linkang Shan Nature Reserve 2,000 is identical to site 2,000  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Linkang Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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