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Location Saudi Arabia, 'Asir
Central coordinates 41o 26.80' East  18o 25.20' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 150 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Saudi Wildlife Commission (Affiliate)

Site description An area of mangrove on the southern Red Sea shore, 30 km north-west of al-Birk. A shallow, muddy bay with large stands of Avicennia marina. The subtidal zone is sandy with seagrass beds. There is a local fishery.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris resident  1993  3-5 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture minor
rangeland/pastureland minor
forestry minor

Other biodiversity Mammals: Dugong dugon (V).

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by A. Stagg.

References Stagg (1984a).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khawr 'Amiq. Downloaded from on 01/09/2014

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