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Location Czech Republic, Pardubice Region
Central coordinates 15o 57.00' East  50o 3.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 3,026 ha
Altitude 224 - 264m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology



Site description Agricultural landscape in the fertile Polabí region. This IBA is the largest wintering site of the Hen Harrier and the Short-eared Owl in the Czech Republic. It is situated in an agricultural landscape in the lowlands of the Loucna river. Since most of the streams in the area do not allow for fast enough draining, part of the site developed wetland vegetation with sedge stands, representing an ideal roosting site for the two raptor species. Fields of unharvested crops, lucerne, and meadows are used as feeding grounds by the two species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Circus cyaneus winter  1997-2002  10-45 individuals  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus winter  1997-2002  20-60 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Komarov - CZ0531013 Birds Directive 2,031 protected area contained by site 2,031  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  88%
Grassland   10%
Forest   1%
Wetlands (inland)   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
hunting major

Protection status The part of IBA is coverd by the SPA Komarov.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Komarov. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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