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Location Yemen, 'Adan
Central coordinates 53o 58.00' East  12o 31.50' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 9,000 ha
Altitude 550 - 700m
Year of IBA assessment 1994





Site description Granite and limestone slopes at 550-700 m in central Socotra.

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 [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Warbler Incana incana resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Sunbird Nectarinia balfouri resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Socotra Bunting Emberiza socotrana resident  1993  present [units unknown]  A1, A3, B2  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity Plants: Punica protopunica (endemic).

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: Diksam, Socotra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2014

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