Hamidieh (Omidiyeh) plains

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1987-1992 9,700 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1987-1992 1,320 individuals A4i, B1i
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris VU breeding 1977 15-20 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1987-1992 4,900 individuals A4i, B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1987-1992 6,440 individuals A4i, B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1987-1992 3,835 individuals A4i, B1i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1987-1992 290 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC winter 1987-1992 650 individuals A4i, B1i
Iraq Babbler Argya altirostris LC resident 1977 4 breeding pairs B3
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus LC breeding 1977 2 breeding pairs B3
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus LC resident 1977 1 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1987-1992 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Desert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hamidieh (Omidiyeh) plains. Downloaded from on 24/05/2022.