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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 5o 15.00' West  41o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, C1, C6
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 550 - 750m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of plains dominated by cereal production, interspersed with small Pinus woodlands.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for breeding steppic species and raptors associated with Pinus woodland. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1996  60-100 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Near Threatened 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1996  60 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata resident  1996  20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis resident  1996  30 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  15%
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Ruderal land  95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
hunting 60%
urban/industrial/transport 25%
water management 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tordesillas-Mota del Marqués. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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