Pentadaktylos Mountains

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Chukar Alectoris chukar LC breeding 2005-2011 2,000-8,000 breeding pairs B2
Little Owl Athene noctua LC breeding 2005-2011 400-700 breeding pairs B2
Cyprus Scops-owl Otus cyprius LC breeding 2005-2011 300-700 breeding pairs B2
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC breeding 2005-2011 10-12 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2005-2011 20-80 breeding pairs A1, C1
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 2005-2011 5-7 breeding pairs C6
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2005-2011 400-1,200 breeding pairs A3, B2
Cyprus Warbler Curruca melanothorax LC breeding 2005-2011 10,000-15,000 breeding pairs A2, A3, B3, C6
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC breeding 2005-2011 1,000-4,000 breeding pairs A3
Spectacled Warbler Curruca conspicillata LC breeding 2005-2011 1,000-2,000 breeding pairs A3
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca LC breeding 2005-2011 2,500-5,000 breeding pairs A2, A3, B3, C6
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 2005-2011 200-300 breeding pairs A3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 2005-2011 500-1,000 breeding pairs A3, B3, 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis, Scrub -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas, Arable land -
Other -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pentadaktylos Mountains. Downloaded from on 18/05/2022.