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The site is a small mountain range, branching from the southern part of the large Tarbagatai mountain massif, covering 16.9 x 8.7 km and is situated in the Makanchy district of the East Kazakhstan region, just north-west of the Chinese border. It is oriented south-east to north-west. The gently sloping northern side of the range is intermediate semi-desert/dry-steppe, while the southern part is predominantly barren and cut by numerous rocky gorges.
During the three year period of intra-seasonal study of the Karabas Range area, 110 species were recorded. Passerines are common, with wheatears and buntings being most numerous. Common breeding raptors are Saker, Steppe Eagle and Long-legged Buzzard.
Non-bird biodiversity: Spirea bushes cover the floor of the gorges and depressions on the slopes.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karabas Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020.