Darkhad Depression

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica LC - 2009 present A3
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus LC - 2004 present A4i
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC breeding 2004 present A3, A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC - 2004 present A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC - 2004 present A4i
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC - 2009 present A3
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU - 2009 present A1, A3
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU - 2009 present A1
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN - 2009 present A3
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN breeding 2004 present A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC - 2009 present A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN - 2009 present A1
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka LC - 2009 present A3

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)
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest Forest steppe (temperate/boreal) -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Darkhad Depression. Downloaded from on 07/08/2020.