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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 7o 20.00' West  39o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 53,000 ha
Altitude 220 - 372m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A reservoir on the River Tajo with steep banks and occasional cliffs. The surrounding vegetation comprises Mediterranean scrub, Quercus woodland, dehesas, and some olive-groves. The main human activities are livestock-farming and hunting.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for cliff-nesting species, particularly raptors and storks, and steppic species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1995  11-14 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata resident  1995  6 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus resident  1995  15 breeding pairs  good  A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LLANOS DE BROZAS - ES4320012 Habitats Directive 51,200 protected area overlaps with site 10,892  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland   -
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cedillo reservoir. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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