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Location Uzbekistan, Tashkent
Central coordinates 70o 16.67' East  41o 17.77' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 5,294 ha
Altitude 1,420 - 3,860m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds (Affiliate)

Site description The IBA lies in the Maydantal section of Chatkalsky Nature Reserve which borders the watershed of the Chatkal mountain range in the north. All of the rivers on the site flow into the Serkelisay, which flows into the Akbulaksay beyond the zapovednik. The Tereklisay is the central river on this area and runs from south to north across the nature reserve.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis resident  2003-2007  5 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus resident  2002-2007  7 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  2002-2007  100 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus breeding  2002-2007  20 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-tailed Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis breeding  2002-2007  10 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  2002-2007  10 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-streaked Accentor Prunella himalayana breeding  2002-2007  30 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens breeding  2002-2007  30 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta breeding  2002-2007  2,000 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus breeding  2002-2007  500 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes resident  2002-2007  20 individuals  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chatkalskiy State Nature Reserve 71,372 protected area contains site 5,294  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous; Native coniferous  20%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine & boreal; Steppes & dry calcareous  20%
Shrubland Juniper scrub; Low bushes; Scrub  29%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams; Water-fringe vegetation  1%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

Other biodiversity There are 6 species of fish, two of them (Cottus gobio jaxartensis and Glyptosternum reticulatum) are included in the National Red Book. There are 2 species of amphibian, about 10 species of reptile (Vipera ursinii is included in the Red Data Book of Uzbekistan) and about 30 species of mammal including Marmota menzbieri, Dryomys nitedula, Cricetulus migratorius, Ursus arctos isabellinus and Uncia uncia. The flora includes more than 700 species of vascular plant including such rare species as Allium aflatunense, A. motor, A. pskemense, Trollius altaicus, Tulipa bifloriformis, T. butkovii, T. greigii, T. kaufmanniana, Prangos tschimganica, Ferula juniperina, Astragalus rubrovenosus, Crocus alatavicus, Paeonia hybrida, Allochrusa gypsophiloides, Eremurus lactiflorus, E. robustus, Salsola titovii, Dracocephalum nodulosum, Trichanthemis butkovii and Cousinia strobilocephala. There are juniper and poplar woodlands, meadows and alpine grasslands.

Protection status The IBA forms about 21% of the Chatkalsky zapovednik.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tereklisay section of the Chatkal Mountains Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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