Kormakitis Peninsula

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6 (2012)
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Area: 9,789 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Cyprus

Site description
This out-of-the-way site is of importance primarily as a breeding site for the nocturnal European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) and for the passage of waterbirds along its coastline, with Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) being the key species. But this windswept and picturesque new IBA is also of note for breeding Black Francolins (Francolinus francolinus), Chukar Partridges (Alectoris chukar), Crested Larks (Galerida cristata) and also for the two endemics: Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) and Cyprus Warbler (Sylvia melanothorax).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kormakitis Peninsula. Downloaded from on 26/10/2020.