Mesaoria Plain

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
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC breeding 2005-2011 250-999 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2005-2011 50-249 breeding pairs B2, C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 2005-2011 250-999 breeding pairs C6
Crested Lark Galerida cristata LC breeding 2005-2011 2,500-9,999 breeding pairs B2

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)
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas, Arable land -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mesaoria Plain. Downloaded from on 15/08/2020.