Sari Hassan Bag

Country/territory: Iraq

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2015)
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Area: 923 ha

Nature Iraq
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
The site is located in Zagros Range and the geology is of basic igneous rocks, radiolarian chert, siliceous and calcareous shale, and metamorphic schist and limestone of unknown age.

Key biodiversity
During the survey, 24 species were recorded. In addition to those listed in the table the site held two breeding Mediterranan and one Sahara-Sindian Desert biome-restricted species. The European Roller Coracias garrulus and Eastern Cinereous Bunting Emberiza semenowi were observed in the breeding season and both are Near Threatened. No other observations were obtained on non-avian fauna and there were no major streams or rivers to conduct a fish survey.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sari Hassan Bag. Downloaded from on 01/12/2021.