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Location Russia (European), Mordovia Republic
Central coordinates 44o 4.00' East  53o 49.25' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 34,070 ha
Altitude 192 - 259m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description An area of hilly pasture covered in scrub and small forests.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix breeding  1996  2,000-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  1-3 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra breeding  1996  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1996  400-600 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  15%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  67%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
forestry 10%
hunting 95%
urban/industrial/transport 8%

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

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References A.S.Lapshin, E.V.Lysenkov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Insaro-Kovylkinski. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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