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Location India, Uttar Pradesh
Central coordinates 79o 6.00' East  27o 1.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii
Area 200 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Bombay Natural History Society



Site description Kurra Jheel is near Hajipura village in Kurra post, Mainpuri district. There are several small, medium and large wetlands, interspersed with agricultural fields, providing ideal Sarus Crane Grus antigone habitat. At least 400 Sarus with 17-25 breeding pairs are found in the summer (April-May). Sarsai Nawar, Kudaiyya wetland, Amberpur marshlands and the Saman Katra area are under threat of being drained for agriculture under a development plan of the Agriculture Ministry (K. S. Gopi Sunder pers. comm. 2003).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga winter  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sarus Crane Antigone antigone resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius winter  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Yellow Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus resident  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
Notes: Agriculture
fisheries/aquaculture -
Notes: Fisheries
water management -
Notes: Water management

Acknowledgements Key contributor: K. S. Gopi Sunder.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kurra Jheel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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