|Central coordinates||44o 17.00' East 32o 42.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i, B2, B3|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information There is little information from the site since the 1930s. Other breeding species included Podiceps nigricollis, Circus aeruginosus (common), Porphyrio porphyrio (common), Glareola pratincola, Cursorius cursor, Vanellus leucurus (common), Larus genei, Sterna hirundo (large colonies) and Halcyon smyrnensis (abundant). Calidris minuta occurred in large numbers on passage.
Site description A barrage on the River Euphrates c.5 km south of Al Musayyib and c.65 km south of Baghdad. In 1934 there were a few marshy spots and pools near the river, with Salix patches, extensive fruit and vegetable gardens and date-palm groves, and further away open irrigated land with corn and scrub.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||1914-1918||common [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris||breeding||1985||unknown [units unknown]||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Goliath Heron Ardea goliath||resident||1985||rare [units unknown]||-||B1i, B2||Least Concern|
|Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni||breeding||1955||unknown [units unknown]||-||B2||Near Threatened|
|Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus||passage||1985||present [units unknown]||-||B3||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||major|
|Artificial landscapes (aquatic)||major|
Other biodiversity No information available to BirdLife International.
Management considerations No conservation measures are known to have been taken. There is no information on current threats to the site, though its habitats have presumably suffered badly from the decreasing flow of the Euphrates since the 1970s (see site 039). No conservation measures are known to have been proposed.
References Moore and Boswell (1956-1957), Ticehurst et al. (1921-1922, 1926).
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