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Location Russia (European), Bryansk region
Central coordinates 31o 53.58' East  52o 44.63' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 8,890 ha
Altitude 131 - 140m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Flood-plain of the Iput' river between the villages of Unechi and Kholevichi, which is flooded during spring and contains many ox-bow lakes.

Key Biodiversity The IBA is the main feeding area for 25 pairs of Ciconia ciconia which breed in surrounding villages.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1996  3,000 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1996  5,000-15,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus breeding  1996  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1996  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  7%
Shrubland Scrub  50%
Grassland Humid grasslands  60%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
forestry 7%
not utilised 30%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References S.M.Kosenko

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Iput' river in vicinity of Kholevichami. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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