UZ034
Mirzaaral Tugay


Country/territory: Uzbekistan

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2007)
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Area: 1,862 ha

Protection status:

Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site description
The IBA is situated in the western part of the Fergana valley. The Pap forestry is a typical bottomland forest located along the bank of the river Syrdarya and includes the IBA.

Key biodiversity
The avifauna includes 150 species. Among the more interesting are wintering raptors - Accipiter gentilis, Buteo lagopus and Buteo buteo. Phasianus colchicus turkestanicus is numerous. Many species of Passeriformes can be found in the bottomland forest during migration. The biome-restricted Otus brucei, Dendrocopus leucopterus, Parus bokharensis and Hippolais languida occur, plus Nycticorax nycticorax and Ciconia ciconia.

Non-bird biodiversity: There are typical bottomland forest plants: Populus sp., Salix sp. and a small part is covered by Tamarix sp. Mammals are represented by Lepus tolai, Canis aureus, Vulpes vulpes and some rodents (Meriones tmariscinus, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mirzaaral Tugay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2019.