|Central coordinates||91o 55.00' East 49o 5.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information Thousands of birds over-summer at the lake or pass through on migration. Globally Threatened and near threatened species occurring include White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala (EN), Falcated Duck Anas falcata (NT), Swan Goose Anser cygnoides (EN), Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus (VU) and Pallas’s Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (VU). Nationally threatened species include Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus and Mongolian Ground Jay Podoces hendersoni. Congregatory waterbirds that probably occur in numbers exceeding 1% of their flyway populations comprise Northern Pintail Anas acuta, Eurasian Wigeon A. penelope, Gadwall Anas strepera and Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus.
Site description Uvsiin Khar Us Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake with abundant reed and tall grass habitat along its shoreline. The tall grasses provide good shelter for breeding birds. The lake is replenished by water from the Namiraa River, which originates from snow-capped Kharkhiraa Mountain. The lake is located close to main roads between Ugii and Umnogobi soums.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Gadwall Anas strepera||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Falcated Duck Anas falcata||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A3||Near Threatened|
|Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A3, A4i||Least Concern|
|Northern Pintail Anas acuta||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus||-||2007||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
Other biodiversity The site is not known to have special significance for other fauna and flora.
Protection status Unprotected
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uvsiin Khar Lake . Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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