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A large freshwater marsh situated at the southern edge of the Konya plain, fed by surface run-off, stream and spring water. Areas of reedbed (Phragmites) are interspersed with patches of open water. The IBA includes Süleymanhacý, a groundwater-fed saline lake, 6 km south of the main wetland. Extensive areas of steppe and arable land surround the IBA. Reed-cutting is the main economic activity (`Other' land-use).
This is an important site for breeding waterbirds, numbers of which have fallen considerably in recent years as a result of low water-levels. Pelecanus crispus is thought to have bred in small numbers until 1990 and Chettusia leucura bred until 1986.
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hotamış Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2018.