|Central coordinates||35o 45.77' East 31o 47.21' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description Plains of former steppeland, e.g. between Jiza and Hisban and between Rabba and Shihan, now almost wholly converted to dry cultivation of cereals. There is also some irrigated agriculture.
Key Biodiversity See box for key species. The area has been little investigated ornithologically. Winter visitors include Eudromias morinellus (formerly very common, now possibly much reduced).
Non-bird biodiversity: Flora: Colchicum tunicatum (endemic), Romulea bulbocodium (rare), Globularia arabica (rare).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||winter||1993||10 individuals||poor||B2||Vulnerable|
|Agricultural expansion and intensification||annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture||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)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Ali Sutari (per Adnan Budieri).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Madaba - Hisban. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/03/2015
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