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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 86o 42.00' East  53o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 38,550 ha
Altitude 200 - 490m
Year of IBA assessment 2005





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2004  600 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2004  300 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug unknown  2000  2 individuals  A1  Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  3-6 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2000  250 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala breeding  2004  180 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2004  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Gray's Grasshopper-warbler Locustella fasciolata breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-tailed Robin Luscinia sibilans breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Elcovskj Zakaznik 12,819 protected area overlaps with site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  80%
Shrubland   2%
Grassland Humid grasslands  2%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  6%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  3%
Unknown   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 2%
not utilised 80%
nature conservation and research 30%
unknown 20%
other 5%
Notes: mowing

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: Yel'tsovskaya. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2014

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