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Location China (mainland), Xinjiang
Central coordinates 77o 20.00' East  39o 48.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 1,100 - 1,200m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located 125 km north north-east of Kashi (Kaxgar) City, 65 km north-east of Jiashi (Payzawat) County and 950 km south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is a reservoir on the lower Kazilsu River.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Euchoreutes naso and Dipus sagitta.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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

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