Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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8o 21.00' West 38o 28.00' North
A1, A3, C1, C6
25 - 282m
Year of IBA assessment
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Site description This site has a wide diversity of good repair habitats and so there is a high specific riches of avifauna.Woodland of evergreen oak (Q.ilex, Q.suber) and some dam with water-fringe vegetation.
Key Biodiversity In the dam is possible to see very waterbirds that occur in Portugal, including: Podiceps cristatus, Ixobrychus minutus, Ardea purpurea and Ciconia nigra. Also there are a wide diversity of raptors.In the steppic habitats Tetrax tetrax occurs in reproductive season and Otis tarda in post-reproductive season (about 10 individuals). It is also an important area for the threatened Falco naumanni, due to registered observations of this species in reproductive season.