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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 54o 5.00' East  12o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A3, B3
Area 200 ha
Altitude 50 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description Deep wadis with abundant water, protected by the Hajhir mountains to the north, at 50-100 m.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Forbes-Watson's Swift Apus berliozi resident  1993  present  A3  Least Concern 
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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Socotra Archipelago World Heritage Site 410,460 protected area contains site 200  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   minor
Shrubland   major
Wetlands (inland)   minor

Land use

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

Other biodiversity No information.

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: Firjih/Central Socotra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2014

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