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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 5o 40.00' West  37o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 18,200 ha
Altitude 75 - 254m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description An area of the Guadalquivir valley with extensive cereal cultivation, sunflower fields and olive-groves.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  409 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  22 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%
hunting 60%
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carmona countryside. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2014

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