Xylourikos Valley

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2012)
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Area: 3,203 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Cyprus

Site description
This new IBA is a small forest site in the Troodos range that is of importance for Woodlark (Lullula arborea) and Cyprus Coal Tit (Parus ater cypriotes) in particular, but also holds good numbers of Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus), the two endemics (Oenanthe cypriaca) and (Sylvia melanothorax) and the two buntings, Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia) and Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xylourikos Valley. Downloaded from on 12/08/2020.