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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 5o 20.00' West  38o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Area 32,000 ha
Altitude 550 - 781m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An undulating area covered by grasslands, dehesas, olive-groves and cereal cultivation.

Key Biodiversity This is an important wintering site for Grus grus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1992  20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1992  3,200 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Grassland   26%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Alto Guadiato. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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