A wetland area on an extensive gravel plain, 13 km east of the town Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Habitats include springs, large and small flood-marshes of sedge (Carex, Eriophorum), sandy areas with rushes Juncus, and flat areas of gravel that are partly or completely vegetated. Land-uses include grazing.
Little information on birds is available for the area.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Hunting is a problem. Nootka lupin Lupinus nootkatensis, an introduced plant which is highly invasive, could be a potential threat to the habitat.
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brunasandur. Downloaded from
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