CY012
Xeros Valley and Hanoutaris Cliffs


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
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC breeding 2005-2011 50-249 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2005-2011 < 50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Little Owl Athene noctua LC breeding 2005-2011 200-300 breeding pairs B2
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 2005-2011 20-40 individuals A1, C1
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 2005-2011 3-5 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2005-2011 30-100 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus NT passage 2005-2011 50-249 individuals A1, C1
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 2005-2011 5-7 breeding pairs C6
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2005-2011 100-300 breeding pairs B2
Crested Lark Galerida cristata LC breeding 2005-2011 2,000-3,000 breeding pairs B2
Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax LC breeding 2005-2011 1,500-2,500 breeding pairs A2, B2
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca LC breeding 2005-2011 1,500-2,500 breeding pairs A2, B3, C6
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 2005-2011 300-700 breeding pairs B3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zoni Eidikis Prostasias Koilada Diarizou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,929 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Xeros Potamos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,111 protected area contained by site 4,109
Xeros Potamos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,111 protected area contained by site 4,109
Troodos Range to South West Shores Περιοχές Εξαιρετικής Φυσικής Καλλονής 238,818 protected area overlaps with site 0
Paphos Μόνιμα Απαγορευμένη Περιοχή Κυνηγίου 55,721 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Koilada Kedron - Kampos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,258 protected area is adjacent to site 23
Koilada Ezousas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,717 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Koilada Diarizou Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,358 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gkremoi Chanoutari Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,470 protected area overlaps with site 2,183
GF_06 Μόνιμα Απαγορευμένη Περιοχή Κυνηγίου 2,779 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis, Scrub -
Other -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xeros Valley and Hanoutaris Cliffs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2020.