Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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46o 46.00' East 32o 19.00' North
A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Year of IBA assessment
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.
Key Biodiversity 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.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information available to BirdLife International.