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Malpica island (River Tagus)


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
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC resident 2011 min 15 breeding pairs C6
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC resident 2011 min 1,085 breeding pairs B1i, C3

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)
Río Tajo en Castrejón; islas de Malpica de Tajo y Azután Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,972 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Tajo en Castrejón; islas de Malpica de Tajo y Azután Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,972 protected area overlaps with site 4

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malpica island (River Tagus). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2022.