|Central coordinates||52o 13.00' East 12o 11.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Ornithological information See table for key species. There are unspecified seabirds, probably breeding. It is said that the island is visited by many small birds on summer migration from May to August.
Site description A large island in the Gulf of Aden to the west of Socotra, c.32 km long, less than 5 km wide and rising to c.570 m, with c.90 km of shoreline.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis||resident||1900||common [units unknown]||-||B3||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Reptiles: Hemidactylus forbesii, H. oxyrhinus, Pristurus abdelkuri (all endemic). Flora: there are at least ten endemic species.
Management considerations Seabirds are taken for food by local people. No other information is available on current problems or potential threats.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abd al-Kuri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2013
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