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Location Sudan, Southern Kordofan
Central coordinates 29o 59.00' East  10o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 250,000 ha
Altitude 450 m
Year of IBA assessment 2012





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Crowned-crane Balearica pavonina non-breeding  1983  1,750-3,500 individuals  poor  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus winter  1983  25-50 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax winter  1983  10,000-20,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1983  10,000-50,000 individuals  poor  A4iii   

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Abiad (Sudan). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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