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Location Spain, Castilla-La Mancha,Comunidad de Madrid
Central coordinates 3o 25.00' West  40o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Area 52,000 ha
Altitude 750 - 833m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of plains and low hills with extensive cereal cultivation and small patches of scrub.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996  44 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1995  74-78 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  118 breeding pairs  good  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1996  21 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1996  6-7 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  484 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1990  300 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus resident  1992  80 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cuencas de los r Habitats Directive 36,088 protected area overlaps with site 32,126  
ESTEPAS CEREALISTAS DE LA CAMPIÑA - ES0000167 Birds Directive 2,497 protected area contained by site 2,497  
Estepas cerealistas de los r Birds Directive 33,110 protected area contained by site 33,110  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland  5%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  10%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  85%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
hunting 100%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

Protection status National None International Partial33,200 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Estepas cerealistas de los ríos Jarama y Henares, 33,520 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Talamanca-Camarma. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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