|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2012||not assessed||unfavourable||not assessed|
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Zehunsky rybník pond itself is shallow with several islets, and supports extensive areas of fringing vegetation (Phragmites, Typha). Meadows subject to periodic flooding exist around much of its periphery. The Zehuòská obora game preserve supports mainly Quercus/Carpinus forest, and southerly hillsides are covered with vegetation characteristic of very dry conditions. The pond is utilized for carp Cyprinus farming with some conservation restrictions.
The site is important for both breeding and passage waterbirds and raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (2-4 wintering birds; 1 pair occurred regularly during the 1995 breeding season). A total of 243 bird species, over 130 of them breeding, have been recorded in the area.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zehunský rybník pond. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2020.