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Sicani mountains, Rocca Busambra and Ficuzza forest


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
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1990-2001 6-8 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 1990-2001 2-3 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC resident 1990-2001 4-8 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC winter 1990-2001 23-45 individuals C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1990-2001 7-13 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2001 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1990-2001 53-93 breeding pairs C6
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1990-2001 16-26 breeding pairs B2, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1990-2001 11-40 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1990-2001 38-63 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Serra del Leone e Monte Stagnataro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,750 protected area overlaps with site 3,417
Rocca Busambra e Rocche di Rao Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,243 protected area overlaps with site 5,619
Riserva naturale orientata Monti di Palazzo Adriano e Valle del Sosio Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 5,862 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale orientata Monte Genuardo e Santa Maria del Bosco Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 2,553 protected area overlaps with site 0
Riserva naturale orientata Monte Carcaci Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 1,438 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo d Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 7,398 protected area contained by site 0
Monti Sicani; Rocca Busambra e Bosco della Ficuzza Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 59,355 protected area overlaps with site 58,504
Monti Barracù; Cardelia, Pizzo Cangialosi e Gole del Torrente Corleone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,351 protected area contained by site 5,340
Monte Triona e Monte Colomba Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,313 protected area overlaps with site 3,313
Monte Rose e Monte Pernice Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,529 protected area contained by site 2,529
Monte Genuardo e Santa Maria del Bosco Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,683 protected area overlaps with site 2,300
Monte d'Indisi; Montagna dei Cavalli, Pizzo Pontorno e Pian del Leone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,432 protected area contained by site 2,380
Monte Carcaci; Pizzo Colobria e ambienti umidi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,869 protected area contained by site 1,759
Complesso Monte Telegrafo e Rocca Ficuzza Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,289 protected area contained by site 5,289
Calanchi; lembi boschivi e praterie di Riena Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 754 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bosco di S. Adriano Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,821 protected area contained by site 6,823
Boschi Ficuzza e Cappelliere; Vallone Cerasa, Castagneti Mezzojuso Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,627 protected area overlaps with site 4,103


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sicani mountains, Rocca Busambra and Ficuzza forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.