|Location||China (mainland), Shanxi|
|Central coordinates||113o 22.00' East 39o 13.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located on the plateau of northern Shanxi, between the Heng Shan, Wutai Shan and Taibai Shan mountains, and 10 km east of Fanshi County town. Xiaruyue reservoir was built in 1973, and is about 6 km long and 1 km wide. It is a “middle-scale” reservoir on the Hutuo He river, part of the Ziya He river system, with a catchment area of 1,356 km2.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||unknown||2008||20 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information.
Conservation response Unprotected
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xiaruyue Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2013
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