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Krishnarajasagar Reservoir


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 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
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus LC winter 2004 present A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 2004 present A4i
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis NT resident 2004 present A1
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii LC winter 2004 present A4i
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC winter 2004 present A4i
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus LC winter 2004 present A4i
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2004 present A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 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 (2004).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 favourable medium negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Unknown negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Krishnarajasagar Reservoir. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/krishnarajasagar-reservoir-iba-india on 22/02/2024.