Mangla Lake

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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT winter 2004 present A1
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Anas crecca NR non-breeding 2004 present A4i
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).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands, Permanent swamps -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mangla Lake. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.