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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 9.00' East  12o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A2, B3
Area 2,200 ha
Altitude 50 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description Open, stony, limestone foothills (50-100 m) in northern Socotra.

Key Biodiversity See table for key species. There are also good populations of Anthus similis sokotrae, Lanius excubitor uncinatus and Onychognathus blythii.

Non-bird biodiversity: Reptiles: Pristurus socotranus, Mabuya socotranus, Coluber socotrae.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Socotra Starling Onychognathus frater resident  1993  uncommon  A2  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  common  A2, B3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis resident  1993  common  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 low not assessed negligible
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Unknown

No known threats no known threats 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 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   major

Land use

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

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Francine Stone, assisted by Dr A. Miller and Dr M. Morris.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shidahah, Socotra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014

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