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This Secondary Area is defined by the range of Mongolian Accentor Prunella koslowi, a poorly known species which breeds in juniper scrub and grassland on dry mountain slopes (at c.2,000 m) in Mongolia (Stresemann and Portenko 1971, Mauersberger et al. 1982). It also occurs in arid scrub in sandy desert in Ningxia autonomous region in northern China, where it is assumed to be a non-breeding visitor (Cheng Tso-hsin 1987, Liu Nai-fa and Zhang Bing-mei 1989, M. J. Crosby pers. obs. 1993). It is not clear whether its habitat is adequately covered by existing protected areas (see IUCN 1992d). A more-widespread threatened species which breeds in the mountains of Mongolia is White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis (classified as Vulnerable) (Dathe and Neufeldt 1982).
Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
Threat and conservation
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