IT159
Rocca Busambra


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of hills south of the city of Palermo, in north-west Sicily. The area lies between the following localities, Misilmeri, Vicari, Corleone, Roccamena and Monte Gradara, and comprises cultivated land, with patches of maquis, woodland and garrigue.



Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding raptors, including Falco naumanni.



Protected areas
National Partial International UnknownIBA contains Regional Nature Reserve (Bagni di Cefalà Diana e Chiara Stella, area not known). 7,397 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, ecc., 7,397 ha). IBA contains Regional Nature Reserve (Serre della Pizzuta, area not known). Overlaps with SPA.




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rocca Busambra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2022.