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Location Iraq, Maysan
Central coordinates 46o 48.00' East  31o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 40,000 ha
Altitude 12 m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Nature Iraq (Affiliate)



Site description The second in the chain of large haurs stretching from Haur Sa'adiyah in the north to Haur Al Hammar in the south. The haur receives overflow from Haur Sa'adiyah to the north and from the River Tigris to the east (Georg and Savage 1968).

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   

Habitats

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 Sanniya. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014

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