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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 58o 15.00' East  54o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 236,065 ha
Altitude 554 - 1,640m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Several rather high mountain ridges bisected by mountain rivers, located to the north-east of the town of Inzer.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  1996  4 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  2 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  1996  25 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa resident  1996  10 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula resident  1996  5 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  1996  25 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis breeding  1996  150 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis breeding  1996  30 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yuzhno-Uralsky Zapovednik 254,914 protected area overlaps with site 178,120  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  90%
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 90%
unknown 10%

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 I.V.Karyakin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yamantau mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2014

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