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Location Iraq, Al-Qadisiyah,Wasit
Central coordinates 45o 30.00' East  32o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii
Area 100,000 ha
Altitude 14 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Nature Iraq (Affiliate)

Site description A large, isolated haur to the west of the River Tigris, about 35 km south-west of Kut town. The haur receives overflow from irrigation canals and floodwater from the Tigris.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1979  20,000 individuals  poor  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Other biodiversity No information available to BirdLife International.

Acknowledgements Information compiled by Dr D. A. Scott and D. J. Brooks, reviewed by Dr Khalid Y. Al-Dabbagh and Dr Hanna Y. Siman.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delmaj Area. Downloaded from on 16/04/2014

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