Purcari - Etulia

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2014 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2013-2014 20-30 breeding pairs A1, B2
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 2013-2014 30-40 breeding pairs A1, B2
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2013-2014 5-9 breeding pairs A1, B2
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 2013-2014 250-300 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 2013-2014 150-180 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2014).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Grassland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Purcari - Etulia. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.