Jebel Marra

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea LC resident 1999 present A3
Nubian Bustard Neotis nuba NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs NT resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-breasted Barbet Trachyphonus margaritatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage - present A1
Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunni LC resident 1999 present A3
Cricket Warbler Spiloptila clamans LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-bellied Starling Lamprotornis pulcher LC resident 1999 present A3
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe LC resident 1999 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Jebel Marra. Downloaded from on 03/03/2024.