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Location Pakistan
Central coordinates 72o 1.00' East  32o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 1,243 ha
Altitude 700 - 1,522m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis non-breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Coot Fulica atra unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Uchali lake Game Reserve 943 protected area contained by site 943  
Uchhali Complex (including Khabbaki, Uchhali and Jahlar Lakes) Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 1,243 is identical to site 0  


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ucchali Wetland Complex. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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