Malpartida de Cáceres-Arroyo de la Luz

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 43,900 ha

Protection status:


Site description
A wide, undulating plain with granite hillocks and numerous ponds. There is a mosaic of dehesas, grasslands and arable cultivation, with some patches of Pinus woodland. The area is extensively grazed by sheep.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for species associated with steppe habitats. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (20 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malpartida de Cáceres-Arroyo de la Luz. Downloaded from on 15/01/2021.