SO009
Ceel Hammure


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
Buff-crested Bustard Lophotis gindiana LC resident 1997 present A3
Little Brown Bustard Heterotetrax humilis NT resident 1997 present A1, A3
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 1997 present A3
Somali Bee-eater Merops revoilii LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-naped Bush-shrike Laniarius ruficeps LC resident 1997 present A3
Somali Fiscal Lanius somalicus LC resident 1997 present A3
Lesser Hoopoe-lark Alaemon hamertoni LC resident 1997 present A3
Collared Lark Mirafra collaris LC resident 1997 present A3
Somali Lark Mirafra somalica LC resident 1997 present A3
Short-tailed Lark Spizocorys fremantlii LC resident 1997 present A3
Philippa's Crombec Sylvietta philippae DD resident 1997 present A1, A3
Yellow-vented Eremomela Eremomela flavicrissalis LC resident 1997 present A3
Pale Prinia Prinia somalica LC resident 1997 present A3
Magpie Starling Speculipastor bicolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Golden-breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius LC resident 1997 present A3
White-crowned Starling Lamprotornis albicapillus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 1997 present A3
Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Somali Sparrow Passer castanopterus LC resident 1997 present A3
Northern Grosbeak-canary Crithagra donaldsoni LC resident 1997 present A3

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


Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ceel Hammure. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ceel-hammure-iba-somalia on 23/02/2024.