|Location||Saudi Arabia, Jizan|
|Central coordinates||41o 41.70' East 17o 53.50' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2|
|Altitude||0 - 100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1994|
Site description An island lying 5 km off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia, midway between Shuqaiq and al-Birk. It is dominated by a mound of volcanic clinker rising to 100 m; a few trees (up to 3 m high) grow on its slopes, and there is a good growth of salt-tolerant bushes along its base on the south and south-east side abutting a flat and sandy area. Offshore are rich coral reefs. There is a small 7-m-high rock outcrop 200 m to the south.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia||breeding||1993||60 breeding pairs||good||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Sooty Falcon Falco concolor||breeding||1993||2 breeding pairs||poor||B2||Near Threatened|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: About 50% of the eggs or young of Platalea leucorodia were almost certainly taken by visiting people in 1982.|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by A. Stagg.
References Stagg (1984b).
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