|Central coordinates||47o 1.00' East 31o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, B1i, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information This is known to be an important area for herons, egrets and coots. The site has only been surveyed (very incompletely) in January 1968 and January 1979. Other notable winter visitors included Ciconia ciconia (183), Anas crecca (4,000) and Circus aeruginosus (25).
Site description A complex of shallow lagoons and vast reedbeds with some areas of sedge marsh between the villages of Maymund and Salam, about 20 km south-west of Amara. The southern end of these marshes lies a few kilometres to the north of the Feraigat Marshes at the extreme northern end of the main Haur Al Hammar marshes.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus||winter||1979||36 individuals||poor||A4i, B1i, B2||Least Concern|
|Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus||winter||1979||773 individuals||poor||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||winter||1985||109 individuals||poor||A1, A4i, B1i, B2||Vulnerable|
|White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla||winter||1985||2 individuals||poor||B2||Least Concern|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||winter||1985||5 individuals||poor||B2||Vulnerable|
|Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa||winter||1979||480 individuals||poor||B1i||Near Threatened|
|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 current threats, but it does not seem likely that it has escaped some of the degradation suffered by other marshes in southern Iraq (see site 039). No conservation measures are known to have been proposed.
References Georg and Vielliard (1970), Scott and Carp (1982).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haur Al Rayan and Umm Osbah. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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