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Table 3 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in the Kangchenjunga Landscape

From: Birds of the Kangchenjunga Landscape, the Eastern Himalaya: status, threats and implications for conservation

IBA* Country Protected area Significant bird species
Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (BT002) (formerly known as Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve) Bhutan Chestnut-breasted Partridge
Wood Snipe Rufous-necked Hornbill
Samtse (BT003) Bhutan   Rufous-necked Hornbill
Chele La (BT004) Bhutan Wood Snipe
Paro wetlands (BT005) Bhutan Wood Snipe
Kamji (BT007) Bhutan Rufous-necked Hornbill
Lava-Neora Valley National Park (IN322) India Eastern-imperial Eagle
Pale-capped Pigeon
Rufous-necked Hornbill
Black-breasted Parrotbill Beautiful Nuthatch
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary (IN323) India White rumped Vulture
Slender-billed Vulture
Bengal Florican
Swamp Francolin
Lesser Adjutant
Rufous-necked Hornbill
Black-breasted Parrotbill
Singhalila National Park (IN325) India Chestnut-breasted Partridge
Greater-spotted Eagle
Wood Snipe
Beautiful Nuthatch
Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary (IN327) India Pallas’s Fish-eagle Black-breasted Parrotbill
Dombang Valley-Lachung-Lema-Tsungthang (IN328) India   Wood Snipe
Beautiful Nuthatch
FambongLho Wildlife Sanctuary-Himalayan Zoological Park-Ratey Chu Reserve Forest (IN329) India White rumped Vulture
Slender-billed Vulture
Chestnut-breasted Partridge
Rufous-necked Hornbill
Beautiful Nuthatch
Khangchendzonga National Park and Biosphere Reserve (IN330) India Baer’s pochard
Pallas’s Fish-eagle
Black-breasted Parrotbill
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary-Tsomgo-Tamze-Chola Complex (IN331) India Greater-spotted Eagle
Pallas’s Fish-eagle
Wood Snipe
Lhonak Valley (IN332) India   Wood Snipe
Black-necked Crane
Lowland forests of South Sikkim (IN333) India   White rumped vulture
Slender-billed Vulture
Chestnut-breasted Partridge
Rufous-necked Hornbill
Grey-crowned Prinia
Slender-billed Babbler
Black-breasted Parrotbill
Beautiful Nuthatch
Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary-Tendong Reserve Forest (IN334) India Chestnut-breasted Partridge
Blyth’s Tragopan
Greater-spotted Eagle
Rufous-necked Hornbill
Beautiful Nuthatch
Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary-Zuluk-Bedang Tso-Natula Complex (IN335) India Chestnut-breasted Partridge
Greater-spotted Eagle
Pallas’s Fish-eagle
Wood Snipe
Rufous-necked Hornbill
Grey-crowned Prinia
Slender-billed Babbler Black-breasted Parrotbill
Tso Lhamo Plateau-Lashar-Sebu La-Yumesandong Complex (IN336) India   Greater-spotted Eagle
Wood Snipe
Black-necked Crane
Yumthang-Shingba Rhododendron Wildlife Sanctuary (IN337) India Wood Snipe
Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (NP010) Nepal Wood Snipe
Spiny Babbler
Mai Valley Forests (NP015) Nepal   White Rumped Vulture
Slender-billed Vulture
Red-headed Vulture
Wood Snipe
Greater-spotted Eagle
Lesser Adjutant
Spiny Babbler
Tamur Valley and Watershed (NP026) Nepal   Spiny Babbler
  1. *Numbers indicate IBA code numbers. The Latin names of all these species are in Additional file 2