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Location Oman, Al Batinah
Central coordinates 56o 22.00' East  24o 58.50' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 50 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description A tidal inlet on the Oman/UAE border on the northern Batinah coast, lined with extensive mangrove Avicennia. Most of the site is in the UAE, but the southern end extends into Oman at Khatmat Milahah.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris resident  1993  25 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   major
Forest   major
Sea   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation minor
rangeland/pastureland minor
forestry minor

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Simon Albrecht.

References Cowles (1980).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khor Kalba. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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