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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.

Key Biodiversity It is an important area for steppic species. Includes about 10% of the national population of Falco naumanni and during the postnuptial season are important the populations of Otis tarda (5%) and Tetrax tetrax.Burhinus oedicnemus is common in this area.

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  Least Concern 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra resident  1994  common  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2005 low not assessed not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low


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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