Mala Vrbica

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Smew Mergellus albellus LC winter 2013-2019 50-200 individuals C6
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 2013-2019 400-700 individuals A1, B1b
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC resident 2013 200-300 breeding pairs B2a, B3a, C2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 2019 200-500 individuals B2a, B3a, C2, C6

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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mala Vrbica. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.