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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altay Republic
Central coordinates 88o 20.00' East  51o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i
Area 125,900 ha
Altitude 450 - 3,110m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura breeding  2002  250-500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala breeding  2000  50-100 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  2000  15-30 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Inornate Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  2000  1-3 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-streaked Accentor Prunella himalayana breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola breeding  2000  30-50 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator breeding  2000  30-50 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Altaisky Zapovednik 812,386 protected area contains site 125,900  
Golden Mountains of Altai World Heritage Site 1,611,457 protected area contains site 125,900  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland; Wooded steppe  52%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland; Tundra  30%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  3%
Rocky areas   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 70%

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

References Mitrofanov O.B.

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