IBA Dolné Považie

Dolné Považie

Districts: Nové Zámky, Komárno

Altitude: 105 m – 172 m

Area: 359,07 km2

Description

The territory is formed mainly of agricultural land with intensive use. In the nonforest vegetation there are locally represented fragments of saline soil communities. In the vicinity of watercourses can be found extensively used meadows, wetlands and oxbow lakes. Locally, especially near rivers, forest habitats are situated that are formed to a significant extent by cultivated poplars. In some places are preserved fragments of floodplain forests with natural species composition.

Area protection

IBA Dolné Považie was designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) on October 12, 2006.

Importance

Area represents one of the major Slovak nesting places of steppe bird species bounded to open habitats of the lowlands. Fragments of wetland habitats are important refuges for nesting of waterfowl. Part of the territory has varied landscape structure. Water, wetland, meadow, forest and agricultural habitats occur on a relatively small area. Grassland habitat types with fragments of salt marshes and meadows are important bird refuges in nonbreeding season. In the area nests the last regularly breeding population of Roller (Coracias garrulus) in Slovakia.

Qualifying species

Species Breeding population Criterion
  Pop.min. Pop.max.  
Marsh Harrier - Circus aeruginosus 19 41 C6
Red-footed Falcon - Falco vespertinus 3 8 C6
Roller - Coracias garrulus 2 11 C6
Syrian Woodpecker - Dendrocopos syriacus 20 80 C6
Tawny Pipit - Anthus campestris 50 90 C6
Lesser Grey Shrike - Lanius minor 50 90 C6

Other important species

Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Crested Lark (Galerida cristata), Common Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola/Saxicola torquata), Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)

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