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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 17.00' East  12o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A2, A3, B3
Area 10,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 600m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description Limestone slopes and a rolling limestone plateau (at c.500 m) in eastern Socotra.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A2, A3, B3  Least Concern 
Somali Starling Onychognathus blythii resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Starling Onychognathus frater resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A2, A3, B3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis resident  1993  common [units unknown]  B3  Least Concern 
Socotra Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A3, B3  Least Concern 

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland major
other minor
Notes: wood collection

Other biodiversity Reptiles: Pristurus sokotranus, P. insignis, Hemidactylus homoelepis, Mabuya socotrana, Mesalina balfouri, Ditypophis vivax (all endemics).

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: Hamaderoh plateau and scarp, Socotra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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