|Location||Iran, Islamic Republic of, Kordestan|
|Central coordinates||47o 7.00' East 35o 53.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description Rolling plains, deeply dissected by a number of intermittent streams, at 1,800 m in northern Kurdistan, c.65 km north of Sanandaj. Most of the area is cultivated with wheat, and there is Artemisia steppe on the adjacent hills. There are few villages and virtually no roads. Land ownership is private.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||non-breeding||1972||16-40 individuals||good||A1, B2||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.
References Adhami (1972a), Eftekhar (1972b, 1973a), Fotoohi and Mansoori (1974), Kahrom (1975), Scott (1971b).
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