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Zehunský rybník pond
Czech Republic, Central Bohemia
15o 19.00' East 50o 10.00' North
203 - 235m
Year of IBA assessment
Czech Society for Ornithology
Site description Zehunsky rybník pond itself is shallow with several islets, and supports extensive areas of fringing vegetation (Phragmites, Typha). Meadows subject to periodic flooding exist around much of its periphery. The Zehuòská obora game preserve supports mainly Quercus/Carpinus forest, and southerly hillsides are covered with vegetation characteristic of very dry conditions. The pond is utilized for carp Cyprinus farming with some conservation restrictions.
Key Biodiversity The site is important for both breeding and passage waterbirds and raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (2-4 wintering birds; 1 pair occurred regularly during the 1995 breeding season). A total of 243 bird species, over 130 of them breeding, have been recorded in the area.
Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation
Artificial - terrestrial
Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Urban parks and gardens
Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research
Protection statusNational Partial International None1,440 ha of IBA covered by National Nature Reserve (Zehunsky rybník pond and Zehuòská obora Game Preserve, 1,440 ha). 16 ha of IBA covered by two Natural Monuments (Bludy, 5 ha and Ban, 11 ha). IBA is covered by SPA Zehunsky rybnik-Obora Knezicky.
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