Mehboob Shah Lake

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT winter 2004 present A1
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 2004 present A4i
Anas crecca NR non-breeding 2004 present A4i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC resident 2004 present A4i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN resident 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mehboob Shah Lake. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.