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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 5o 40.00' West  38o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Area 147,000 ha
Altitude 400 - 848m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description An area of dry, cultivated plains with grasslands, small patches of Quercus woodland and dehesas. The main human activities are cereal and livestock-farming, hunting, and some mining.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1995  15-20 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  200 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  1,500 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1996  3,000 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1992  6,935-12,939 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ALTO GUADIATO - ES6130017 Birds Directive 33,931 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
CAMPIÑA SUR - EMBALSE DE ARROYO CONEJOS - ES0000325 Birds Directive 44,928 protected area contained by site 44,928  
COLONIAS DE CERNICALO PRIMILLA DE FUENTE DE CANTOS - ES0000403 Birds Directive 63 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
COLONIAS DE CERNICALO PRIMILLA DE LLERENA - ES0000405 Birds Directive 21 protected area overlaps with site 7  
GUADIATO-BEMBEZAR - ES6130007 Habitats Directive 114,345 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIO BEMBEZAR - ES4310063 Habitats Directive 1,143 protected area overlaps with site 883  
RIO MATACHEL - ES4310028 Habitats Directive 1,165 protected area overlaps with site 591  
RIO ZUJAR - ES6130012 Habitats Directive 108 protected area overlaps with site 5  
SIERRA DE ALANIS - ES6180004 Habitats Directive 6,482 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIERRAS DE BIENVENIDA Y LA CAPITANA - ES4310068 Habitats Directive 262 protected area contained by site 262  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Shrubland   -
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Azuaga-Llerena-Peraleda de Zaucejo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2014

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