|Central coordinates||46o 46.00' East 32o 19.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information The site has not been ornithologically surveyed, and there is no specific information. However, the size of the wetland and its reedbed habitat suggest that it is important for birds.
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||1997||common 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)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information available to BirdLife International.
Management considerations No conservation measures are known to have been taken. There is no information on the current status of the site nor whether there are any threats to it, but the site is likely to have suffered habitat degradation due to flood control measures on the Tigris and expanding irrigation schemes in the area. No conservation measures are known to have been proposed.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Sarut. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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