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Bihar Plain


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2001 5,000-8,000 individuals C2
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 2001 80-110 individuals C1, C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2001 35-50 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 2001 15 individuals C1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 2001 50-65 breeding pairs C6
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU passage 2001 200 individuals C2
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 2001 80-130 breeding pairs C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Közép-Bihar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,045 protected area contained by site 12,045
Kaba-földesi gyepek Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,080 protected area overlaps with site 890
Gatály Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 714 protected area overlaps with site 475
Dévaványa környéki gyepek Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 14,027 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dél-ásványi gyepek Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,483 protected area overlaps with site 945
Darvasi Csiff-puszta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 472 protected area overlaps with site 157
Csökmői gyepek Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 607 protected area contained by site 607
Bihari-legelő Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,644 protected area overlaps with site 2,221
Bihari legelő Természetvédelmi Terület 771 protected area contained by site 711
Bihari -sík Tájvédelmi Körzet 17,141 protected area overlaps with site 17,095
Bihar Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 71,610 protected area overlaps with site 44,621
Berekböszörmény - körmösdpusztai legelők Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,371 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bihar Plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2022.