|Location||Iran, Islamic Republic of, Kordestan|
|Central coordinates||47o 20.00' East 35o 16.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description Gently rolling plains at 1,820 m, bordered to the north by the Sanandaj-Hamadan road, to west and south by hill ranges, and to the east by the Cham-e-Golan river. The area is entirely under cultivation for cereals or fallow land, except for several marshy streams. There is a small village at the edge of the hills and several villages along the Cham-e-Golan, but the area is very sparsely populated.
Key Biodiversity See box for key species. An important breeding area for Otis tarda in the 1970s; 5-10 females were thought to nest, the birds being present May-September. Flocks of Anas querquedula and Philomachus pugnax have been observed in the marshy areas in autumn.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||breeding||1977||5-10 breeding pairs||good||A1, B2||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.
References Adhami (1972a), Baheri (1971), Scott (1971a).
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