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Location Russia (European), Kalmykiya Republic
Central coordinates 46o 24.93' East  46o 54.57' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 200,810 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Flat semidesert located to the south from the Volga-Sarpa watershead. There are no any rivers and streams at area, semidesert are used for grazing. second places in European Russia which is very important for migrating Tetrax tetrax.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1998  7,000-11,700 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kharbinskiy Zakaznik 163,900 protected area overlaps with site 130,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert  95%
Artificial - terrestrial   5%

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.I.Bliznyuk

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Erdniyevskaya area. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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