Lake Zaribar

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 1974 4 breeding pairs A1, B2
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1977 20-50 breeding pairs A1, B1i, B2
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1977 250 individuals A1, B1i, B2
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1970-1977 4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis LC resident 1977 25 breeding pairs B1i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC breeding 1977 50-100 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1977 120 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 1977 common B3
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding 1977 1 breeding pairs A1, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1970-1977 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
Forest -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Zaribar. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.