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The most established man-made habitat in the country: a broad, cultivated belt on a sand/gravel plain south of Ras al Khaimah, bordered by sand desert to south and west and by high mountains to the east. The natural vegetation was a parkland savannah of Prosopis cineraria trees with large thickets of Calotropis, but c.90% has now been replaced by cultivation (fodder-fields irrigated with underground water), although some Prosopis trees have been left standing.
See box for key species. Important for migrant and wintering raptors, of which 20 species have been recorded. The only known breeding site for a number of usually more northerly species.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Digdaga - Hamraniyah. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2020.