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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 5o 25.00' West  41o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 40,300 ha
Altitude 670 - 818m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of plains to the west of Villafáfila, mainly covered by non-irrigated cereal crops with small areas of scrub and grassland.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding steppic species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1994  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  50-60 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus resident  1994  3-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  200-250 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  5%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Ruderal land  85%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
hunting 50%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Belver de los Montes-Gallegos del Pan. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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