Wadi Merkoh (Socotra)


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
Socotra Scops-owl Otus socotranus LC resident 1999-2007 present A2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN resident 1999-2007 1-2 breeding pairs A1
Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis VU resident 1999-2007 1-2 breeding pairs A1, A2
Socotra Warbler Incana incana LC resident 1999-2007 present A2
Socotra Starling Onychognathus frater LC resident 1999-2007 present A2
Socotra Sunbird Chalcomitra balfouri LC resident 1999-2007 present A2
Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis LC resident 1999-2007 present A2
Socotra Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus LC resident 1999-2007 present A2

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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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wadi Merkoh (Socotra). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/04/2020.