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Situated 12 km north-west of Aggeneys, the farm Haramoep (29°07’S 18°40’E; 14,745 ha) forms the central portion of the site. The remainder is formed by neighbouring farms: Dabenoris, Koeries Wes, Koeries Oos, Katkop and the adjoining Goldfields-owned private nature reserves, Black Mountain Mine and the farm Aggeneys. The area consists of extensive sandy and gravel-plains holding perennial desert grassland and shrubs scattered between bare sand patches. The granitic Haramoep mountains lie in the central and eastern parts of the farm, with gravel-plains stretching to the south.
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. This is one of few sites that protect both the globally threatened Certhilauda burra (700–900 pairs), which inhabits the red sand-dunes, and the near-threatened Spizocorys sclateri (up to 500 individuals), which occurs sporadically on the barren stony plains. This site also holds most of the species restricted to the Namib–Karoo biome and a host of other arid-zone birds. The rocky outcrops of the Haramoep mountain support Geocolaptes olivaceus, Euryptila subcinnamomea, Anthus crenatus and Onychognathus nabouroup.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haramoep and Black Mountain Mine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2018.