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Location Portugal, Alentejo
Central coordinates 7o 12.00' West  39o 2.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 5,049 ha
Altitude 150 - 230m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description Plain area in the Baixo Alentejo, with cultures of cereals and some places with evergreen woodland of oaks.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2001  20 breeding pairs  good  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  11-50 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1999  30-50 breeding pairs  good  A1, C1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  2002  60 individuals  medium  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2001  frequent  C6  Near Threatened 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra resident  1994  common  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cuba - PTZPE0057 Birds Directive 4,081 protected area contained by site 4,081  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  -

Land use

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

Protection status National noneInternational none

References Rocha et al. (2002)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cuba. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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