Manta flood-plain

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A wetland in the Prut valley, situated 150 km south-west of Chiand extending from the town of Cahul to the village of Slobozia Mare. The site includes several flood-plain lakes fed by freshwater springs, natural wet meadows and patches of shrub-dominated woodland. It is an important stop-over site for passage wildfowl and waders. Nine globally threatened species occur: Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus) (breeding), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) (non-breeding), Lesser White-fronted goose (Anser erythropus) (passage),Red-brested goose (Branta ruficollis) (passage),Ferruginous Duck ( Aythya nyroca) (resident), White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) (passage), Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) (passage), Corncrake (Crex crex) (passage) and Great Snipe (Gallinago media) (passage). Approximately 70 species breed, and c.50 species of waterbirds stop over on spring and autumn migration.(Birdlife International).
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