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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 40o 37.25' East  44o 10.27' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 7,200 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,400m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Mountain valley in the sources of Khodz' river are continue in steppe and forest-steppe landscapes in the middle reaches, where narrow belt of humid forests surrounded by arable lands and pastures.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1998  1-7 breeding pairs  B2  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Psebaiskiy Zakaznik 37,400 protected area overlaps with site 1,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Wooded steppe  60%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Coastline   4%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry 50%
urban/industrial/transport 10%

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 P.A.Til'ba

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Valley of Khodz' river. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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