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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 46o 20.00' East  42o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B1i, B2
Area 107,600 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi resident  2004-2006  80 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Caucasian Snowcock Tetraogallus caucasicus breeding  2004-2006  150-200 breeding pairs  medium  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  2004-2007  3-6 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2004-2006  1,000 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2004-2006  10 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria resident  2004-2006  25 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus resident  2004-2006  50 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla breeding  2004-2006  10 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kosobsko-Kalebskiy Zakaznik 107,600 is identical to site 107,600  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland   20%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  3%
Rocky areas   6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Ruderal land  3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 35%
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 100%

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: Kosobo-Kelebski reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014

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