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The lake is located in the
south part of the region in relation to the settlements: the Russkiy Zharkol
lake is located in 25 km to the south-east of the city of
The main reason for allocation of the area is due to its being well preserved and also its importance for migrating birds. Total number of species which are met here in different seasons is approximately over 50. Among them, more than 6 species are included in the Red Book of Kazakhstan and the International Red Book. The concentration of some of them is significant. In the periods of migrations, the following birds stop at the lake: Red-breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis, Lesser White-fronted Goose - Anser erythropus, Whooper Swan - Cygnus Cygnus.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Russkiy Zharkol. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2020.