Qara Dagh

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis LC resident 2008-2011 150 breeding pairs A3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2007-2010 6-11 breeding pairs A1
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2008-2010 200 breeding pairs A3
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris LC resident 2007-2010 150 breeding pairs A3
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 2010 15 breeding pairs A3
Menetries's Warbler Curruca mystacea LC breeding 2008-2010 50 breeding pairs A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 2009-2010 150 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota LC resident 2007-2010 600 breeding pairs A3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 2009-2010 40 breeding pairs A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 2009-2010 500 breeding pairs A3
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii LC resident 2007-2010 140 breeding pairs A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 2009-2010 2,000 breeding pairs A3
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding 2007-2010 70 breeding pairs 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)
2014 high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
energy production and mining -
hunting -
water management -
urban/industrial/transport -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Qara Dagh. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.