Nikol-Samadhiyala-Malan Wetlands Complex

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC non-breeding 2015 1,500 individuals A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2015 5,000 individuals A4i
Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda EN resident 2015 present A1
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus CR non-breeding 2015 present A1
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR non-breeding 2015 present A1
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus CR non-breeding 2015 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2014 100,000 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2015 20,000-25,000 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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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nikol-Samadhiyala-Malan Wetlands Complex. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.