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Antequera mountain range-El Chorro


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2010 9-10 breeding pairs B2, C2
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2002 min 300 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6

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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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Torcal de Antequera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,182 protected area contained by site 2,005
Torcal de Antequera Paraje Natural 2,180 protected area contained by site 1,171
Torcal de Antequera Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Torcal de Antequera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,182 protected area contained by site 0
Sierras de Abdalajis y la Encantada Sur Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sierras de Abdalajís y La Encantada Sur Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,746 protected area overlaps with site 2,325
Sierra de Camarolos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,691 protected area overlaps with site 6,745
Sierra de Camarolos Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ríos Guadalhorce; Fahalas y Pereilas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 633 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pinar del Hacho Parque Periurbano 85 protected area overlaps with site 0
El Tornillo del Torcal Monumento Natural 1 protected area contained by site 0
Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Paraje Natural 2,016 protected area overlaps with site 2,016
Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,180 protected area overlaps with site 0
Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,180 protected area overlaps with site 2,170

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Antequera mountain range-El Chorro. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2022.