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Location Yemen, San'a'
Central coordinates 43o 41.22' East  15o 2.10' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B2, B3
Area 28,000 ha
Altitude 2,100 - 2,941m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Summary Occasionally visited since Evans (1994).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala resident  1993  frequent  A3, B3  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  1993  present  B2  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  1993  common  B2  Least Concern 
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Arabian Woodpecker Dendropicos dorae resident  1993  present  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yemen Warbler Sylvia buryi resident  1993  uncommon  A1, A2, A3, B2  Vulnerable 
Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yemen Thrush Turdus menachensis resident  1993  frequent  A1, A2, A3, B2  Vulnerable 
Arabian Wheatear Oenanthe lugentoides resident  1993  common  A3  Least Concern 
Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yemen Accentor Prunella fagani resident  1993  uncommon  A1, A2, A3, B2  Near Threatened 
Olive-rumped Serin Serinus rothschildi resident  1993  common  A3, B3  Least Concern 
Yemen Serin Serinus menachensis resident  1993  common  A2, A3, B3  Least Concern 
Yemen Linnet Carduelis yemenensis resident  1993  common  A2, A3, B3  Least Concern 
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea winter  1993  uncommon  A1, B2  Near Threatened 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   minor
Grassland   major
Shrubland   minor
Artificial - terrestrial   major
Rocky areas   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major
agriculture major
forestry minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haraz mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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