Country/territory: Mongolia

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2009)
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Area: 6,027 ha

Protection status:

Site description
The site is a dry, hilly area criss-crossed by rocky canyons. These canyons provide good breeding and roosting habitat for many birds, including the Globally Threatened Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni. A road passing through the main canyon might be a source of disturbance to the breeding colony of Lesser Kestrel.

Key biodiversity
The site supports a breeding colony of Lesser Kestrel (VU). Mongolian Ground Jay Podoces hendersoni, a species listed in the Red Data Book of Mongolia, occurs here.

Non-bird biodiversity: The site is not thought to be particularly important for other fauna and flora.

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khongil. Downloaded from on 19/09/2020.