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Location Russia (Asian), Chita
Central coordinates 118o 30.00' East  49o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 100,000 ha
Altitude 590 m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

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 O.A.Goroshko, E.E.Tkachenko

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Argun' river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014

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