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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 48o 34.00' East  50o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 13,000 ha
Altitude 19 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description The floodplain of the small river Bol'shoi Uzen', located in the steppe zone.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  1996  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3, B2  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1996  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis breeding  1996  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  A3, B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  54%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  87%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 85%
other 15%

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 V.N.Moseikin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Algaiski. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014

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