|Location||Iran, Islamic Republic of, Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari|
|Central coordinates||51o 6.00' East 31o 50.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description A largely seasonal freshwater marsh on a vast grassy plain at 2,250 m in the central Zagros Mountains, c.25 km south-west of Borujen and 75 km west-south-west of Shahreza. The wetland, dominated by sedges, floods in winter and spring, but by late summer is almost completely dry. There is some rice cultivation along the central main stream and some wheat on the surrounding grassy plains. Land ownership is public and private.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||winter||1970-1977||750 individuals||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||winter||1987-1992||140 individuals||good||A1, B1i, B2||Near Threatened|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (aquatic)||minor|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||minor|
|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 Scott (1976a,c).
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