|Central coordinates||46o 48.00' East 31o 55.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
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).
Key Biodiversity The site has not been ornithologically surveyed, but is likely to be of major importance given its size and proximity to wetlands of known importance.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information available to BirdLife International.
|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|
|Agriculture and aquaculture||annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming||happening now||majority/most of area/population (50-90%)||moderate to rapid deterioration||high|
|Little/none of site covered (<10%)||No management planning has taken place||Not assessed||negligible|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
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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