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Location Russia (European), Kaluga region
Central coordinates 35o 27.30' East  53o 32.92' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 47,465 ha
Altitude 150 - 275m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Oak-pine-spruce, spruce-pine and broadleaved typs of forests are merge each other at the IBA area. As a result IBA inhabitat by many B2 Criteria bird species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix breeding  1998  1,000 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  1,250 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1998  50 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1998  800 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor breeding  1998  5,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  53%
Shrubland Scrub  15%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 6%
forestry 60%
hunting 70%
not utilised 50%
urban/industrial/transport 15%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References A.B.Kostin, N.A.Egorova, D.V.Bogomolov, M.Bubnov, O.N.Orlova, D.A.Solovkov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bryansko-Zhizdrinskoye woodland. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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