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Location Ukraine, Kharkov
Central coordinates 36o 30.00' East  49o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, B3
Area 4,730 ha
Altitude 90 - 112m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A system of lakes in the lower parts of the Severskiy Donec valley, near the village of Komsomolskoe.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  100-450 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula winter  1996  150-415 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1996  20-50 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  40-60 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1996  70-180 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus breeding  1996  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides breeding  1996  70-110 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus breeding  1996  430-550 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1996  80-100 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra breeding  1996  200-280 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  5%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  12%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  63%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 29%
fisheries/aquaculture 19%
hunting 22%
urban/industrial/transport 11%
not utilised 18%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lyman lake. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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