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Location Azerbaijan, Imishli,Pushkin,Saatly,Sabirabad,Saliany
Central coordinates 48o 34.00' East  39o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 100,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)

Site description A semi-desert plain, cut across by many irrigation channels, with pastures and, to a lesser extent, cotton fields.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax winter  10,000-30,000 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mugan steppe. Downloaded from on 20/09/2014

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