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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

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

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
AREA ESTEPARIA DE LA MANCHA NORTE - ES0000170 Birds Directive 107,246 protected area overlaps with site 43,866  
YESARES DEL VALLE DEL TAJO - ES4250009 Habitats Directive 28,033 protected area overlaps with site 6,077  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tarancón-Ocaña-Corral de Almaguer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

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