CY029
Panagia Stazousa River


Year of compilation: 2012

Site description
This new IBA in the Larnaca district is a phrygana-dominated site that is principally of importance as a breeding site for the European Roller (Coracias garrulus), a species of global conservation concern that finds nesting holes in the cliffs along the meandering course of the seasonal stream that bisects the hilly site. Other qualifying species here are the endemic Cyprus Warbler (Sylvia melanothorax) and the Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus). Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) and Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) also breed here, though not in numbers sufficient for IBA qualifying status.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Panagia Stazousa River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2022.