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Location Yemen, Al Hudaydah
Central coordinates 43o 19.00' East  14o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A3, B1i, B2, B3
Area 12,500 ha
Altitude 150 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Summary Occasionally visited since Evans (1994) but not surveyed.

Site description Tihamah, plains east of Al-Qutay.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis resident  1993  100 breeding pairs  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus resident  1993  present  B2  Least Concern 
Gabar Goshawk Micronisus gabar resident  1993  uncommon  B2  Least Concern 
Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs resident  1993  frequent  A3, B2  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo winter  1993  uncommon  B2  Least Concern 
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Nile Valley Sunbird Anthreptes metallicus resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Arabian Golden Sparrow Passer euchlorus non-breeding  1993  abundant  B3  Least Concern 
Arabian Waxbill Estrilda rufibarba resident  1993  34 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2014 low not assessed negligible

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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
Shrubland   major
Desert   minor

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Al-Murah. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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