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Location Slovakia, Bratislava
Central coordinates 17o 7.15' East  48o 2.18' North
IBA criteria C2, C3, C6
Area 3,860 ha
Altitude 130 - 137m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia



Site description An open expanse of agricultural land located near to the borders with Austria and Hungary. What was originally steppe has recently been converted to intensively managed arable farmland. The IBA includes dried-up meanders of the River Danube and a network of shelterbelts.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1995-2003  3,500 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1995-2003  5-20 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1995-2003  3-5 females only  C6  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1995-2003  100 individuals  C2  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sys Birds Directive 1,773 protected area contained by site 1,773  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
hunting 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Syslovské fields. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014

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