Country/territory: Portugal

IBA Criteria met: B1iii, B2, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 48,606 ha

Protection status:

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2005 low not assessed not assessed
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Site description
An extensive evergreen woodland of cork oak (Q.suber) that is managed for explotation of cork and shrubland is used for agriculture and shepherding.Also there are some woodland of Q. ilex and some irrigative and dry cultivation.The area contains a plateaus where River Seda forms a valley. This site holds Albufeira (lagoon) of Montargil, Albufeira of Maranhão, little dams and the Rivers Seda, Sor, Almadaf and Raia

Key biodiversity
Specially important for the number of raptors. There are 11 species of raptors that breeding in this site, the global density is about 60-80 pairs/100Km2. It is possible to watch, during all the year, individuals of Hieraaetus fasciatus and Pandion haliaetus(1-2),Circus cyaneus (2-3), Circus aeruginosus (1-2) during the winter; ocasionally Aquila chrysaetos.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cabeção. Downloaded from on 06/05/2021.