Rocca Busambra

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2000)
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Area: 100,000 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
An area of hills south of the city of Palermo, in north-west Sicily. The area lies between the following localities, Misilmeri, Vicari, Corleone, Roccamena and Monte Gradara, and comprises cultivated land, with patches of maquis, woodland and garrigue.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding raptors, including Falco naumanni.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rocca Busambra. Downloaded from on 30/09/2020.