Western Zagros north of Nowsud

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1975 2 breeding pairs B2
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida LC breeding 1977 common A3, B3
Plain Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus neglectus LC breeding 1977 frequent A3
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis LC breeding 1977 common A3
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii LC breeding 1977 frequent A3
Kurdish Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna LC breeding 1977 10 breeding pairs A3
Pale Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla LC breeding 1977 present A3
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding 1975 1 breeding pairs A1, A3, B2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
Grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Western Zagros north of Nowsud. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.