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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 6o 30.00' West  39o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 71,500 ha
Altitude 300 - 625m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A plain to the south-east of Coria crossed by a small range of hills. Most of the area is dehesa with areas of arable land, scrub, grassland, Quercus woodland and Pinus and Eucalyptus plantations. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1995  4-7 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  1995  68 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti resident  1995  2 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1  Vulnerable 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  25 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ARROYOS PATANA Y REGUEROS - ES4320061 Habitats Directive 951 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
CANCHOS DE RAMIRO - ES4320001 Birds Directive 6,933 protected area contained by site 6,933  
CANCHOS DE RAMIRO Y LADRONERA - ES0000434 Birds Directive 23,120 protected area overlaps with site 17,065  
EMBALSE DE ALCANTARA - ES0000415 Birds Directive 7,648 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
LAGUNA TEMPORAL DE CORRALES - ES4320066 Habitats Directive 13 protected area contained by site 13  
RIO ERJAS - ES4320021 Habitats Directive 1,164 protected area overlaps with site 127  
RIVERAS DE GATA Y ACEBO - ES4320076 Habitats Directive 1,089 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  50%
Shrubland   30%
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coria mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 20/09/2014

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