River Pchinja-river Petroshnica-river Kriva Reka

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 2007 10-100 breeding pairs A3
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2007 5-6 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2005 4-10 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2007 3-4 breeding pairs A1, B2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2007 4-10 breeding pairs B2
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU resident 2010 5-6 breeding pairs A1, B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 2007 5-7 breeding pairs B2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2006 10-30 breeding pairs A1, B2
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC breeding 2007 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2007 5-20 breeding pairs A3, B2
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding - present A3
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding - present A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC breeding - present A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 2007 30-200 breeding pairs A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding - present A3

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)
Ploce Litotelmi Strog priroden rezervat 23 protected area contained by site 0
Orashac Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 3 protected area contained by site 0
Kuklica Kratovo Spomenik na prirodata 55 protected area contained by site 0
Dab, s.Orashac Designated area not yet reviewed 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Other -
Grassland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Pchinja-river Petroshnica-river Kriva Reka. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.