Altopiano di Abbasanta

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2000-2001 130 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 1992-2001 28-100 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 1992-2001 300-500 individuals C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC resident 2000 2 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC winter 2000 10 individuals C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1992-2001 15-20 breeding pairs C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC resident 1992-2001 350 breeding pairs C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Altopiano di Abbasanta Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 19,577 protected area contained by site 19,577


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Wooded steppe -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
military -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Altopiano di Abbasanta. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.