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Location Ukraine, Poltava
Central coordinates 33o 35.00' East  49o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 4,700 ha
Altitude 50 - 90m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A stretch of the Psel river valley, near the River Dnepr, and dominated by grassland/meadow habitats with lakes and marshes.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (uncommon on passage), Haliaetus albicilla (1-2 pairs breed, 2-3 birds winter), Falco naumanni (min. 1 pair breeds).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999  40-60 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  12%
Shrubland Scrub  3%
Grassland Humid grasslands  9%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  22%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  54%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
forestry 12%
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised 10%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Psel river valley near Komsomol's'k. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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