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Location Spain, Cataluña
Central coordinates 0o 55.00' East  42o 20.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C2, C6
Area 24,500 ha
Altitude 800 - 1,839m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A mountain range dominated by scrub and grassland. The area is used for grazing sheep

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Endangered 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  1996  3 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus breeding  1996  73 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax resident  1996  300 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CONGOSTO DE SOPEIRA - ES2410026 Habitats Directive 261 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
EL TURBÓN Y SIERRA DE SÍS - ES0000281 Birds Directive 24,322 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
La Faiada de Malpàs i Cambatiri - ES5130024 Birds Directive 1,281 protected area overlaps with site 1,017  
Vall Alta de Serradell-Serra de Sant Gervàs - ES5130012 Birds Directive 12,924 protected area overlaps with site 9,638  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Shrubland   26%
Grassland   26%
Rocky areas   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: Sant Gervás mountains. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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