Mahzam and Lake Tharthar IBA

Area:1,124,329 acres (455,000 hectares)
IBA Criteria:A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
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Climate:View Climate Data
Köppen climate classification:BSh (Climate: arid; Precipitation: steppe; Temperature: hot arid)
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Name IBA Criteria  Website 
Ammoperdix griseogularis (See-see Partridge)B3
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)A4i, B1i
Aythya ferina (Common Pochard)A4i, B1i
Aythya nyroca (Ferruginous Duck)B1i, B2
Neophron percnopterus (Egyptian Vulture)B2
Oenanthe finschii (Finsch's Wheatear)B3

Important Bird Area provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263