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Location China (mainland), Anhui
Central coordinates 118o 47.00' East  31o 28.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 21,400 ha
Altitude 10 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Shijiu Hu lake overlaps two provinces, with the western part in Anhui and the eastern part in Jiangsu. When the water in the lake is 6 m deep open water covers an area of 21,400 ha, and when it is 8 m deep open water covers 34,000 ha.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shijiu Hu (Anhui). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2014

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