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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 6o 35.00' West  40o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 86,600 ha
Altitude 350 - 1,412m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A mountain range in northern Extremadura. The vegetation consists of Pinus pinaster plantations, scrub and grassland. There are also some olive-groves and orchards. The main human activities are livestock-farming and forestry.

Key Biodiversity An important site for resident raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (resident).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1995  6 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus resident  1995  43 breeding pairs  good  A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  25 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  60%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
forestry -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: East Gata mountain range. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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