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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 0.50' East  12o 36.50' North
IBA criteria A3, B3
Area 200 ha
Altitude 550 - 620m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description The pass lies at c.600 m between the Hadibo plain in the north of Socotra and Wadi Ayhaft (site 041), and is at the junction of the granite Hajhir mountains (site 047) to the south-east and of the limestone of the Regid plateau (site 042) to the north-west.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Starling Onychognathus frater resident  1993  present  A3, B3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major
urban/industrial/transport minor

Other biodiversity Flora: rare and endangered endemic species present include Punica protopunica, Dorstenia gigas, Begonia socotrana and Dirachma socotrana.

Acknowledgements Data-sheets compiled by Francine Stone (assisted by Dr A. Miller and Dr M. Morris) and M. I. Evans.

References Bazara'a et al. (1991).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Muqadrihon pass, Socotra. Downloaded from on 23/07/2014

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