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Zhagalbayly and Tuyemoynak Hills


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2007 < 50 individuals A3
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2007 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2007 < 50 individuals A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2007 10-45 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 1-6 breeding pairs A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 high near favourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - salty 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Forest Flood-plain 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland Humid 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland Juniper scrub 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland Low bushes 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires & springs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck 1 50 individuals 100 favourable
Spatula querquedula Garganey 20 40 individuals 100 favourable
Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler 20 40 individuals 100 favourable
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard 20 40 individuals 100 favourable
Crex crex Corncrake 1 10 individuals 100 favourable
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing 1 50 individuals 100 favourable
Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew 50 60 individuals 100 favourable
Limosa limosa Black-tailed Godwit 20 30 individuals 100 favourable
Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe 30 40 individuals 100 favourable
Otus scops 2 5 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 1 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard 1 15 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel 1 20 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco subbuteo Eurasian Hobby 1 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 6 4 breeding pairs 67 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Unknown No management planning has taken place Unknown negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flood-plain -
Shrubland Juniper scrub, Low bushes -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous, Humid -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - stony -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires & springs, Rivers & streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zhagalbayly and Tuyemoynak Hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.