Synonyms for abd_al_kuri or Related words with abd_al_kuri

maluku_tenggara_barat              socotraensis              enggano              sangihe              qishn              togian              maratua              peleng              socotra_sparrow              siaoensis              simeulue              samhah              socotra              kasiruta              pagensis              onychoprion_fuscatus              minahassa              bawean              jolandae              sangir              catamene              mahra_sultanate              talaud              tenimberensis              rudolfi              simalur              barat_daya_islands              karkar              dahlak_kebir              hemileucus              elgini              nigrobrunnea              waigeo              pitohui_pitohui              tristrami              salawati              kalaotoa              salayar              selaru              sermata              kalao              mentawi              squamipila              sylviparus              indigo_banded_kingfisher              deningeri              bernsteinii              penelopides_panini              timor_wetar              tumpara             

Examples of "abd_al_kuri"
Abd al Kuri has a number of endemic plant species and an endemic bird, the Abd al-Kuri sparrow with estimated population of fewer than 1,000.
Kilmia is the main village of the island Abd al Kuri in the island archipelago Socotra, Yemen.
Qulensya Wa Abd Al Kuri District is one of two districts of the Socotra Governorate, Yemen. It occupies the western part of the main island of Socotra archipelago, and all other islands of the archipelago. It is named after its capital, Qulensya, on the north coast of Socotra island, and Abd al Kuri, the second largest island of the archipelago. As of 2003, the district had a population of 10,109 inhabitants.
The archipelago consists of the main island of Socotra (), the three smaller islands of Abd al Kuri, Samhah and Darsa, as well as small rock outcrops like Ka'l Fir'awn and Sābūnīyah that are uninhabitable by humans but important for seabirds.
These are the species recognised by the "Handbook of the Birds of the World", except for the Abd al-Kuri sparrow, the split of which from the Socotra sparrow was recognised by BirdLife International in 2010. Besides these living species, there are questionable fossils from as long ago as the Early Miocene, and "Passer predomesticus" is from the Middle Pleistocene.
Soqotri, or Socotri (autonym: ""; ) is a Semitic language spoken by the native Socotri population of Mehri people in the island of Socotra, and the Abd al Kuri and Samhah islands of the Socotra archipelago off the southern coast of the Republic of Yemen. It is one of the Modern South Arabian languages.
Lycium sokotranum is a species of flowering plant in the nightshade family, Solanaceae, that is endemic to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean (Yemen). It is a spiny, much-branched shrub that is <2 m tall. It is widespread and often abundant on coastal plains and limestone plateaus of Socotra and on the central plains of Abd al Kuri.
Abd al Kuri () is a rocky island about 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Socotra in the Indian Ocean. It is part of the Socotra Archipelago and belongs to the Socotra Governorate of Yemen, although it is geographically closer to Somalia. It consists of granite and diorite covered by limestone.
At that time, the Panamanian-registered "Dubai Moon" was being blown towards the island of Abd al Kuri in the Gulf of Aden and there were fears that it would run aground on the island. Efforts to alter the ship's course caused it to list further and risked capsizing it. "Chatham" set course for the ship.
The Abd al-Kuri sparrow ("Passer hemileucus") is a passerine bird endemic to the small island of Abd al Kuri (also spelled several other ways) in the Socotra archipelago of the Indian Ocean, off the Horn of Africa. Though this species was originally described as a distinct species, it was considered conspecific with the Socotra sparrow. A study by Guy Kirwan showed significant differences from the Socotra sparrow, and that the two sparrows might even have different origins. On the evidence that it is morphologically distinct, BirdLife International (and hence the IUCN Red List) recognised it as a species, and it was listed in the IOC World Bird List from December 2009. It has a very restricted distribution, and a population of under 1,000 individuals, so despite not having any known threats it is considered a Vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List.
The Socotra sparrow ("Passer insularis") is a passerine bird endemic to the islands of Socotra, Samhah, and Darsah in the Indian Ocean, off the Horn of Africa. The taxonomy of this species and its relatives is complex, with some authorities, including BirdLife International, recognising this species and the very similar Abd al-Kuri sparrow, as well as several from mainland Africa, as separate, and others lumping all these species and the probably unrelated Iago sparrow.
Much of Abd al Kuri is semi-desert with little vegetation. Two ranges of hills separated near the centre occupy the entire length of the island. The northern coast consists mostly of a sandy beach with a few rocky points, while the southern coast consists of steep cliffs. Its highest point, Mount Ṣāliḥ, reaches an altitude of over . Most of its inhabitants subsist on fishing. Kilmia is the main village.
The island of Abd al Kuri in Yemen was hit by the storm causing the death of one girl and destruction of many houses on the island. On May 20 the storm disabled a cargo vessel, MV "Dubai Moon", and left it drifting off the Somali coast. 23 crew members were rescued by helicopters from the Royal Navy frigate HMS Chatham. The cargo ship later sank.
The plant life on Socotra is critically threatened – of 216 known plant species endemic to Socotra and its neighbour Abd al Kuri, 132 are believed to be threatened, and of these, 85 face immediate extinction. This situation is the direct result of livestock being introduced to an island flora which has never been subjected to large grazing and browsing mammals, and thus has had no time to evolve any defence.
Samhah or Samha () is an inhabited island of the Socotra archipelago, between the main island of Socotra, and Somalia. Like the whole group, it belongs to Yemen, and is part of Socotra Governorate. Somalia also claims the island. It measures in area, making it the smallest of the three inhabited islands of the group, after the main island of Socotra and Abd al Kuri. The population of some 100 lives in a village on the western part of the north coast. Samhah and neighboring Darsah ( to the east) are collectively known as "Al Akhawain" () which means "The Brothers".
About 464 species of bird have been recorded in Yemen, ten of which are endemic to the country including the Socotra buzzard, the Socotra scops owl, the Socotra cisticola, the Socotra warbler, the Socotra starling, the Socotra sunbird, the Arabian accentor, the Socotra bunting, the Socotra sparrow and the Abd al-Kuri sparrow. The cliff faces of the western highlands provide habitat for the griffon vulture, the Verreaux's eagle and the small Barbary falcon. The juniper woodlands in the west are home to the Yemen linnet, Yemen thrush, Yemen warbler and the African paradise flycatcher, and many migratory birds pass through this area twice a year.
On July 1, 2006, the Somali seafaring vessel "Mariam IV" sank off the coast of Abd al Kuri. 16 of the 19 crew members survived, and complications followed when the citizens of Kilmia would not allow the use of their own radio. Rescue by a German helicopter came a week later, but the chief officer was mistakenly left behind. Due to difficulties with wind, transportation, and communication, the officer was not returned to mainland Yemen until September. He described the island as "A hellish place, where time stands still, and one can feel completely alone in the world."
The Sind sparrow is a member of the genus "Passer", which contains the house sparrow and around twenty other species. In a 1936 review of the house sparrow's relatives, German ornithologist Wilhelm Meise suggested that the Sind sparrow evolved from an isolated population of house sparrows, noting that the Indus valley is a centre of small bird types. British ornithologist J. Denis Summers-Smith considered the Sind sparrow to be part of the "Palaearctic black-bibbed sparrow" group including the house sparrow, though not one with a particularly close relationship with the house sparrow. Summer-Smith suggested that these species separated 25,000 to 15,000 years ago, during the last glacial period, when sparrows would have been isolated in ice-free refugia, such as the Indus River Delta, where he thought the Sind sparrow evolved. However, studies of mitochondrial DNA indicate an earlier origin of "Passer" species, with speciation occurring as early as the late Miocene and early Pliocene, about 5 million years ago. Hume and Ticehurst observed a resemblance, and a possible relation, between the Sind sparrow and the Dead Sea sparrow of the Middle East and Balochistan. William Robert Ogilvie-Grant and Henry Ogg Forbes saw a resemblance to the Abd al-Kuri sparrow, endemic to the island of Abd al-Kuri, in their 1899 description of that species, noted upon by Guy M. Kirwan in a 2008 study.
Described in 1882 by Isaac Bayley Balfour, the species is generally described as endemic to the island of Socotra, although some sources (1887) state that it was present on the African continent in Djibouti. It is quite abundant on the dry parts of the island of Socotra, associated with "Croton socotranus" in the plains, and on calcareous soils to 500 m elevation. The species is well-adapted to dry sites. It is widely distributed in several vegetation types but has a rather fragmented distribution; over large areas there are only isolated trees or small relict populations, whilst in other areas it is relatively abundant. There are a few trees on the island of Samhah, but none on Darsah or Abd al Kuri.
Occurring just days after Cyclone Chapala bypassed the island, Cyclone Megh struck Socotra, bringing further winds, rainfall, and flash flooding. Residents who returned home after Chapala had to evacuate again due to Megh, and 800 people on the nearby island of Abd al Kuri evacuated to Hadhramaut Governorate on the Yemeni mainland. Some relief goods delivered after Chapala were damaged during Megh. The cyclone wrecked about 500 homes and damaged 3,000 others, which displaced about 18,000 people to schools and mosques. The storm disrupted entire villages – tainting water wells and affecting communication towers – while also damaging the main hospital and power station. This resulted in fuel shortages and an island wide power outage. The combination of high winds and rainfall caused the island's main port to close, with 785 fishing boats and 1,130 fishing nets damaged by Chapala and Megh. About 80% of the roads on Socotra were left impassible. The storm also killed many livestock and downed thousands of palm trees. Two people died on Socotra when their homes collapsed. Overall, the storm killed 18 people on the island and injured 60 others.