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Location Azerbaijan, Khanlar,Mingechaur
Central coordinates 46o 36.00' East  40o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 100 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)



Site description The area consists of semi-desert plains with low hills, low arid mountains, scrub along rivers, and a reservoir. Land-uses include sheep-grazing, agriculture in river valleys, and oil prospecting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus resident  250 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus winter  15-20 individuals  B2  Endangered 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus winter  5-10 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax winter  300-600 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
NAT AZ021 Game Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  -
Desert Semidesert  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA partly covered by Game Reserve.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Korchai area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014

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