|Central coordinates||69o 53.57' East 41o 12.25' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||1,100 - 3,262m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2006|
Ornithological information Ornithological fauna includes 134 species of birds, including 110 nesting (Lanovenko, 1997). Ornithological complex of typical mountains and alpine and high mountains including: Aegypius monachus, Gyps fulvus, Aquila chrysaetos, Falco tinnunculus, Alectoris chukar, Columba palumbus, Otus scops, Merops apiaster, Anthus spinoletta, Motacilla cinerea, Phoenicurus ochruros, Oenanthe pleschanka, Turdus viscivorus, Phylloscopus griseolus, Parus bokharensis, Oriolus oriolus, Lanius minor, Corvus corone, Emberiza bruniceps. The introduced Acritheres tristis penetrates into the IBA’s territory from bordering shepherds' camps. Currently the species only breeds in the surrounding farmland. The following species of birds from the National Red Book also occur: Ciconia nigra, Gypaetus barbatus, Gyps himalayensis, Gyps fulvus, Circaetus gallicus, Aquila chrysaetos, Hieraaetus pennatus, Falco pelegrinoides. IUCN Red List species are: Aegypius monachus, Falco naumanni, Falco cherrug (all breeding) and Circus macrourus and Aquila clanga (passage).
Site description South-west spurs of Chatkal ridge, upper reaches of Kyzylsay river basin, inflow of Ahangaransay river.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis||resident||2003||5 adults only||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||unknown||2006||1 adults only||unknown||A1||Endangered|
|Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus||breeding||2008||1 individuals||medium||Endangered|
|Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus||resident||2006-2008||6 adults only||good||A1||Near Threatened|
|Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus||breeding||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria||breeding||2006||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris||resident||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Rufous-streaked Accentor Prunella himalayana||resident||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta||breeding||2004-2008||5-25 adults only||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus||resident||2006-2008||1-9 individuals||medium||A3||Least Concern|
|Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus||breeding||2004-2008||1 individuals||medium||A3||Not Recognised|
|White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes||resident||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Chatkal Mountains Biosphere Reserve||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||57,360||protected area contains site||11,103|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Other biodiversity The fauna includes 2 species of amphibian, 10 species of reptile, 31 species of mammal and 3 species of fish. Of the fish, Cottus jaxartensis is included in the National Red Book, as are the mammals - Rhinolophus hipposideros, Tadarida teniotis and Ursus arctos. IUCN Red List mammals are Marmota menzbieri and Uncia uncia. The flora includes 1,036 species of vascular plants. Widely distributed are juniper, poplar and apple forests, wheat and prickly grasses.
Management considerations On the western border are cattle tracks leading to alpine pastures. On the northern border there are often cases of illegal intrusions by shepherds with livestock and poachers. In 1995 by the decision of the Tashkent region’s mayor, 115 hectares (the right bank of the Shavazihurdsay river) was removed from the territory. This has had a negative effect on the fauna.
Protection status The Bashkyzylsay part of the Chatkal reserve.
Conservation response Specialists from the Chatkal Reserve have been monitoring the condition of the ornithological fauna for many years. Between 2001 and 2003, a wide variety of zoological researches were carried out as part of the West Tian-Shan project.
References Annals of nature Chatkal Biosphere reserve 1956-1991; 2002-2005. These Annals include ornithological accounts of regular monitoring by Komarova between 1980 and 1986 and ornithological research reports by the deputy director of the reserve, E.N.Lanovenko, between 1993 and 1999.
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