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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 5o 50.00' West  39o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6
Area 108,500 ha
Altitude 350 - 560m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A wide, undulating plain around Trujillo dominated by dehesas and dry grassland, with some non-irrigated arable land.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding steppic birds, breeding and passage Ciconia nigra and wintering Grus grus. 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  15 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1994  52 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996  350 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis breeding  1994  8,600 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  250 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus resident  1994  10 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  poor  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1995  10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1996  300 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1996  1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1992  682-1,080 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis resident  1996  100 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CHARCA LA TORRE - ES0000412 Birds Directive 3 protected area contained by site 3  
COLONIAS DE CERNICALO PRIMILLA DE TRUJILLO - ES0000402 Birds Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
LLANOS DE TRUJILLO - ES0000332 Birds Directive 7,757 protected area contained by site 7,757  
MAGASCA - ES0000425 Birds Directive 10,846 protected area overlaps with site 6,814  
MONFRAGÜE Y LAS DEHESAS DEL ENTORNO - ES0000014 Birds Directive 116,151 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIBEROS DEL ALMONTE - ES0000356 Birds Directive 8,363 protected area overlaps with site 4,249  
RIO ALMONTE - ES4320018 Habitats Directive 8,730 protected area overlaps with site 4,276  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland Scrub  -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  26%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Trujillo-Torrecillas de la Tiesa. Downloaded from on 05/03/2015

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