Krutali Lake

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2006 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC breeding 2004 200-400 breeding pairs A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC breeding 2004 300-700 breeding pairs A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC breeding 2004 500-1,000 breeding pairs A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2004 35-50 individuals A1
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 2004 50,000-70,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2004 50,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2006).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Krutali Lake. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.