Koshi-Pallourokampos and Troulloi Plain

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C6 (2012)
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Area: 4,521 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Cyprus

Site description
This lowland site, on the southern edge of the central Mesaoria plain, is dominated by phrygana and cereal fields and is important for species that favor such open, dry landscapes. European Roller (Coracias garrulus), Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) and Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra) are the most important qualifying species for a new IBA site that has the peculiarity of being partly within the UN-controlled buffer zone. Also of note as additional qualifying species are Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca), Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) and Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koshi-Pallourokampos and Troulloi Plain. Downloaded from on 29/09/2020.