Mahal Hills

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU non-breeding 2016 150-200 individuals A1
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 2016 present A3
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2016 rare A3
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding 2016 common A3
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC resident 2016 abundant A3
Rüppell's Warbler Curruca ruppeli LC breeding 2016 common A3
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi LC resident 2016 present A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 2016 abundant A3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 2016 abundant A3

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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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 medium near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mahal Hills. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.