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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 3o 30.00' West  38o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 35,500 ha
Altitude 300 - 550m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of cereal crops and olive-groves.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for steppic species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (resident) and Otis tarda (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  100-150 breeding pairs  good  A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra breeding  1996  abundant  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  15%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  75%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 75%
hunting 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jaén countryside. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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