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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.

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 


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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity Reptiles: Pristurus socotranus, Mabuya socotranus, Coluber socotrae.

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 on 29/08/2014

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