indian birds

Indian BIRDS

Rajkamal Goswami

Vol. 18 No. 6 | June 2, 2023

Meghalaya is part of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot (Myers et al. 2000), and is one of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in India (Rahmani et al. 2016). The state has nine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) including Narpuh Reserve Forests and Saipung in Jaintia Hills. BirdLife International (2022a,b) categorises Narpuh Reserve Forests under categories A1 (has globally threatened species) and A2 (has restricted-ranges species), and Saipung under A3 (has Biome-restricted species). Saipung is also a data deficient site.