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Location Ukraine, Odessa
Central coordinates 29o 12.00' East  45o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 5,000 ha
Altitude 16 - 29m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A group of lakes near the Danube delta.

Key Biodiversity The total number of breeding waterbirds is nearly 2,500 pairs, and over 25,000 individuals stage here on passage, peaking during August-November.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1995  20,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1999  1,000 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1999  150-400 breeding pairs  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1999  40-100 breeding pairs  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus non-breeding  1999  500-1,500 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kytaj lake. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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