|Central coordinates||39o 49.62' East 9o 34.62' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||1,050 - 1,680m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1996|
Site description This area is on the western edge of the Afar depression at the bottom of the Ankober escarpment. Aliyu Amba is a small town situated in Ankober Wereda. Dulecha is the Wereda capital of Zone 3 in Afar, 38 km from Ankober. The Melka Jebdu river flows between the two towns, 3 km from Aliyu Amba, with the area of importance being where the river runs alongside and then crosses the road. The Gachani and Dulecha rivers also cross this area. The main vegetation should be Acacia-dominated woodland, but the site is highly degraded with only a few bushes, strips of grass and farm plots. Even the riverine forest has been reduced to patches.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus||resident||1996||-||-||Least Concern|
|Bush Petronia Petronia dentata||resident||1996||-||-||Least Concern|
|Yellow-throated Seedeater Serinus flavigula||resident||1996||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Firewood collection.|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Ash and Gullick (1990a).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aliyu Amba - Dulecha. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/03/2014
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