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Location China (mainland), Shanxi
Central coordinates 113o 22.00' East  39o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 267 ha
Altitude
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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xiaruyue Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2014

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