Sicani mountains

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1996 3-7 breeding pairs B2, C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 50-200 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1996 5-7 breeding pairs B2, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1996 10-12 breeding pairs B2, 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)
Riserva naturale orientata Monte Genuardo e Santa Maria del Bosco Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 2,553 protected area contained by site 2,553


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sicani mountains. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.