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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 89o 16.00' East  49o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 206,100 ha
Altitude 1,524 - 3,505m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus breeding  2004  10-30 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus breeding  2004  5-6 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  2004  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti breeding  2004  10-30 breeding pairs  unknown  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 206,100  
Golden Mountains of Altai World Heritage Site 1,611,457 protected area contains site 206,100  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   10%
Shrubland   7%
Grassland   40%
Wetlands (inland)   8%
Rocky areas   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
forestry 5%
military 25%
not utilised 15%
other 5%

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: Talduair mountain range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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