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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 5o 51.00' West  39o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6
Area 23,000 ha
Altitude 250 - 323m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A large area of rice-fields in the north of Badajoz province.

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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1992  1,433-3,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus resident  1996  150 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, C2, C6  Not Recognised 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1996  6,000-12,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C3  Near Threatened 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola resident  1996  110 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Grassland   -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Valdehornillos-Santa Amalia. Downloaded from on 30/11/2015

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