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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 5o 0.00' West  39o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2
Area 66,000 ha
Altitude 350 - 940m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Situated to the north of the Sierra de Siruela, the site is predominantly covered by dehesas, with grasslands and some cereal cultivation. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1996  100 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1995  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 


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

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Siruela-Agudo. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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