Ceel Hammure

Country/territory: Somalia

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2001)
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Area: 400,000 ha

Site description (2001 baseline)
Ceel Hammure lies in the interior of Somalia, close to the Ethiopian border, to the east of the road linking the towns of Garoowe and Gaalkacyo. The vegetation is Acacia–Commiphora bushland and thicket.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. Of the Somali–Masai biome species, some, including Mirafra collaris, Alaemon hamertoni and Serinus donaldsoni, have been recorded from few other IBAs in Somalia.

Non-bird biodiversity: Ammodorcas clarkei (VU) occurs in the area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ceel Hammure. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.