IBA criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 24,700 ha
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Site description (baseline)
Plains of former steppeland, e.g. between Jiza and Hisban and between Rabba and Shihan, now almost wholly converted to dry cultivation of cereals. There is also some irrigated agriculture.
See box for key species. The area has been little investigated ornithologically. Winter visitors include Eudromias morinellus (formerly very common, now possibly much reduced).
Non-bird biodiversity: Flora: Colchicum tunicatum (endemic), Romulea bulbocodium (rare), Globularia arabica (rare).
Data-sheet compiled by Ali Sutari (per Adnan Budieri).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Madaba - Hisban. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/8196 on 01/06/2023.