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Location Spain, Castilla-La Mancha
Central coordinates 3o 0.00' West  40o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 129,100 ha
Altitude 740 - 762m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A mainly cultivated plain with patches of grassland and Quercus woodland.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding steppic species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (39 breeding pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus resident  1990  4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1994  419-579 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1994  600 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
hunting 60%

Protection status National None International Partial40,046 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (área Esteparia de la Mancha Norte, 97,973 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tarancón-Ocaña-Corral de Almaguer. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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