Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 200 ha
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Loch Ruthven is located in the north-central Highlands of Scotland about 20 km south of Inverness. It is a mesotrophic loch with rocky margins and extensive stands of Carex rostrata around much of the perimeter. A marshy zone is found at the west end of the loch where there is a transition from open water, through swamp and fen, to sedge-rich acidic grassland. The loch supports an important breeding population of Podiceps auritus.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Ruthven. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023.