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Darqad


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1994 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
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris NT breeding 1966-1975 present A1
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 1966 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1975 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1994).


Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
forestry -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Darqad. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/darqad-iba-afghanistan on 28/02/2024.