|Central coordinates||17o 12.00' East 47o 51.00' North|
|IBA criteria||C1, C6|
|Altitude||118 - 131m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Site description Lowland underlain by alluvial deposits (gravel from the River Danube) and silty loess, which results in thin, poor soils. The town of Mosonmagyaróvár and the borders with Austria and Slovakia surround the site, which is in a predominantly agricultural area. Set-aside is covered by permanent grass with narrow strips of oil-seed rape.
Key Biodiversity An important area for farmland birds, especially for Perdix perdix (the largest local population in Hungary) and Otis tarda.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||breeding||1997-2000||65-122 breeding pairs||-||C1, C6||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Mosoni-s||Birds Directive||13,096||protected area overlaps with site||6,027|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||95%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||25%|
Protection status National None International None
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