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Location Czech Republic, Moravian-Silesian Region
Central coordinates 17o 45.00' East  49o 22.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 5,177 ha
Altitude 384 - 863m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description Hostýnské vrchy hills are part of the Carpathian range and their top peak is Keleèský Javorník with the height of 865 m. Forests cover over 90% of this IBA, meadows, pastures, streams and human settlements are found in the remaining parts. About 60% of the forests are coniferous, predominantly spruce monoculture, 30% of the forests are beech, also mainly monoculture. Of the original fir-beech forests rich in herbaceous undergrowth, only remnants have been preserved at localities that are now nature reserves.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dendrocopos leucotos resident  1998-2002  25-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Ficedula parva breeding  1998-2002  60-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Dendrocopos leucotos 27 27 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Ficedula parva Red-breasted Flycatcher 70 35 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cernava Nature Reserve 18 protected area contained by site 0  
Kelecsky Javornik Nature Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 0  
Na Jancich Natural Monument 3 protected area contained by site 0  
Obrany Nature Reserve 19 protected area contained by site 0  
Smrduta Nature Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 0  
Tesak Nature Reserve 8 protected area contained by site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   90%
Grassland   3%
Wetlands (inland)   1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
hunting major
agriculture minor

Protection status There are nine small-scale protected areas within this IBA (total area 127 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hostynske vrchy hills. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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