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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


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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for wintering Grus grus and for breeding steppic species.

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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Azuaga-Llerena-Peraleda de Zaucejo. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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