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Puerto de Mejoral-Almorchón-Cabeza del Buey


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

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 winter 2007 min 1,416 individuals B1i, C2
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT winter 2006 min 2,000 individuals A1, C1
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2005 min 1,200 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2000 min 8 breeding pairs B1i, C2
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2008 min 9 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2005 min 8 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 2005 min 50 individuals A1, C1
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT resident 2009 - A1, C1

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,707 protected area contained by site 4,545
Sierras de Almadén - Chillón y Guadalmez Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 36 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sierras de Almadén - Chillón - Guadalmez Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,612 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sierra de Moraleja y Piedra Santa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,479 protected area contained by site 2,911
Sierra de Moraleja Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,913 protected area contained by site 596
Río Zújar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 108 protected area overlaps with site 15
Río Ortiga Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,080 protected area overlaps with site 114
La Serena y Sierras Periféricas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 24,135 protected area overlaps with site 12,415
La Serena Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 148,159 protected area overlaps with site 9,318
Embalse de la Serena Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puerto de Mejoral-Almorchón-Cabeza del Buey. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2019.