Karpasia Peninsula - Kleides Islands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Chukar Alectoris chukar LC breeding 2005-2011 1,500-3,000 breeding pairs B2
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC breeding 2005-2011 250-999 breeding pairs B2
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 2005-2011 5-25 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2005-2011 < 50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 2005-2011 15-28 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Little Owl Athene noctua LC breeding 2005-2011 300-400 breeding pairs B2
Cyprus Scops-owl Otus cyprius LC breeding 2005-2011 300-600 breeding pairs B2
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 2005-2011 20-60 individuals A1, C1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2005-2011 30-120 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC passage 2005-2011 250-1,000 individuals A1, C1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU passage 2005-2011 50-500 individuals A1, C1
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2005-2011 30-60 breeding pairs A3
Crested Lark Galerida cristata LC breeding 2005-2011 2,000-4,000 breeding pairs B2
Cyprus Warbler Curruca melanothorax LC breeding 2005-2011 10,000-15,000 breeding pairs A2, A3, B3, C6
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC breeding 2005-2011 4,000-8,000 breeding pairs A3
Spectacled Warbler Curruca conspicillata LC breeding 2005-2011 500-1,000 breeding pairs A3
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca LC breeding 2005-2011 1,500-2,500 breeding pairs A2, A3, B3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 2005-2011 400-900 breeding pairs A3, B2
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 2005-2011 40-60 breeding pairs 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.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Grassland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Marine Neritic -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karpasia Peninsula - Kleides Islands. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.