|Location||Iran, Islamic Republic of, Razavi Khorasan|
|Central coordinates||60o 55.00' East 34o 45.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description Plains around the villages of Ghoomi and Sarhad near the Afghanistan border north-east of Tayebad. The site is cultivated land (mainly cereals) and fallow land adjacent to sparsely vegetated semi-arid steppic plains and rolling hills. Land ownership is public. Livestock are grazed.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||winter||1977||26-1,000 individuals||good||A1, B2||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Dr D. A. Scott, reviewed by Dept of Environment.
References Eftekhar (1973b), Kahrom (1976), Mansoori and Fotoohi (1974), Scott (1980).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tayebad plains at Ghoomi and Sarhad. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/11/2014
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