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Location Belarus, Gomel
Central coordinates 29o 48.00' East  52o 3.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 38,402 ha
Altitude 126 - 134m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Akhova Ptushak Belarusi



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2004  10 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  2004  7 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina breeding  2004  30-32 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  75%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  1%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing freshwater  8%
Artificial - terrestrial   10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 80%
hunting major
other minor
Notes: collection of berries and mushrooms

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Staraja Vic'. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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