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Location Spain, Castilla-La Mancha
Central coordinates 4o 30.00' West  38o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 100,000 ha
Altitude 550 - 884m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of dehesa, scrub and Quercus woodland. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding raptors.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1994  25 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus resident  1992  60 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti resident  1995  3 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C6  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  26%
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%

Protection status National None International Partial23,545 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sierra de los Canalizos, 24,135 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Canalizos mountain range (Saceruela). Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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