Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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Portas de Ródão e Vale Mourão
7o 44.00' West 39o 42.00' North
150 - 618m
Year of IBA assessment
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Site description Mountains with quartziferous scarps of great dimensions located between the towns of Castelo Branco and Portalegre. Mountains are crossed by River Tejo and River Ocreza with high steep valleys. Pine-woods non native and some mediterranean shrubland. It is also important the existence of a great amount of Junniperus.
Key Biodiversity This site holds the greatest colony of Gyps fulvus in Portugal and other cliff-nesting species like ciconia nigra and Hieraatus fasciatus.Also it is possible to found Oenanthe leucura.