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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 0o 35.00' West  41o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 43,100 ha
Altitude 300 - 448m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A steppe area to the west of Los Monegros. The area includes cereal crops, patches of steppe-grassland and areas of former saltpans.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for steppic species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (65-125 breeding individuals).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1997  40 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1997  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax winter  1990  145-346 individuals  medium  A1, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus resident  1996  450 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Not Recognised 
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata resident  1996  150-230 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla resident  1993  15,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens resident  1996  4,500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti resident  1993  225 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Ruderal land  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 70%
hunting 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Monegrillo-Pina steppe area-Pina. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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