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Location Jordan, Irbid
Central coordinates 35o 34.82' East  32o 32.78' North
IBA criteria B1i, B1iv, B2
Area 6,000 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus resident  1999  1-99 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris resident  1999  1-4 breeding pairs  B2  Vulnerable 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1999  250-999 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax passage  1999  250-999 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus resident  1999  rare  B2  Endangered 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes passage  1999  1,000 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1999  abundant  B1iv   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   minor
Artificial - terrestrial   major
Shrubland   minor
Wetlands (inland)   minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Jordan Valley (North Ghor). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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