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Location Iraq
Central coordinates 43o 30.56' East  37o 13.53' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 2,310 ha
Altitude 755 - 1,890m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Nature Iraq (Affiliate)

Site description A valley at 1,500-1,800 m in the eastern Taurus Mountains, running north from the village of Dori (probably now abandoned), below Jabal Shoroniya on the Turkish border. There are many springs, and open woodland of Quercus, Juniperus and Pinus trees along the valley stream, with bushes. The slopes are rocky, with grass and isolated Quercus scrub.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1979  2 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Endangered 
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis breeding  1979  unknown  B3  Least Concern 
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea breeding  1945  unknown  A1, B2  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   major
Shrubland   major
Forest   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major
agriculture major
hunting major
tourism/recreation major

Other biodiversity Flora: the general area is very important for harbouring wild relatives of important cereal crop species.

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Pavel Ctyroky.

References Chapman and McGeoch (1956), McGeoch (1963). 2014 updates. Evans, M. (1994). Important Bird Areas of the Middle East. (Birdlife Conservation Series, No. 2). Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dure (Dori Serguza). Downloaded from on 17/09/2014

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