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Location Iraq, Maysan
Central coordinates 46o 46.00' East  32o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 57 ha
Altitude 15 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Nature Iraq (Affiliate)

Site description A long, narrow haur, largely overgrown with reeds Phragmites, stretching for 50 km from north to south (32°07'N--32°31'N) on the east bank of the River Tigris south-east of Ali Al Gharbi. The haur is fed by overflow from the Tigris and seasonal streams from the hill ranges to the north-east.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris breeding  1997  50-249 individuals  poor  A1, A4i, B1i, B2  Vulnerable 
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: Haur Sarut. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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