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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 45o 35.00' East  45o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, B1i
Area 22,000 ha
Altitude 6 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  2006  2,500 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia non-breeding  1999  50-200 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia passage  1999  50-200 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2006  50 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  2006  20 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  2006  150 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Not Recognised 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni passage  2006  200 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2006  1 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  35%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  20%
Desert Semidesert  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 50%
rangeland/pastureland 40%
agriculture 10%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prikumskiye steppes. Downloaded from on 21/09/2014

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