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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 5o 10.00' West  37o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 62,200 ha
Altitude 50 - 307m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A plain, dominated by cereal cultivation, in the Guadalquivir valley. There are patches of dehesa, olive-groves and a complex of saline lakes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  306 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  50 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1, C6  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CAMPIÑAS DE SEVILLA - ES6180017 Birds Directive 35,735 protected area contained by site 35,735  
Complejo Endorreico de la Lantejuela Natural Reserve 66 protected area contained by site 66  
COMPLEJO ENDORREICO LA LANTEJUELA - ES6180002 Birds Directive 896 protected area contained by site 896  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 75%
hunting 70%

Protection status National Low International None66 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Complejo Endorreico de la Lantejuela, 66 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ecija-Osuna plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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