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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 5o 10.00' West  38o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Area 30,000 ha
Altitude 500 - 630m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An undulating area with dehesas, olive-groves, grasslands and cereal fields. The area is used for sheep-grazing and hunting.

Key Biodiversity An important wintering site for Grus grus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (resident).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1992  60 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2, C1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1992  1,200 individuals  medium  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: Pedroches Occidentales. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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