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Location Portugal, Azores
Central coordinates 28o 19.00' West  38o 28.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C2, C6
Area 5,832 ha
Altitude 200 - 1,100m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves

Site description A IBA está localizada numa zona interior da Ilha do Pico, apresentando uma elevada diversidade de habitats, como floresta e matas, matos macaronésicos endémicos, Laurissilva dos Açores, turfeiras, charnecas alpinas e subalpinas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Wood-pigeon Columba palumbus resident  2002  common [units unknown]  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  2002  common [units unknown]  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Caveiro Partial Nature Reserve 0 unknown 0  
Lagoa do caiado Partial Nature Reserve 0 unknown 0  
Mistério da Prainha Partial Nature Reserve 0 unknown 0  
Montanha do Pico, Prainha e Caveiro - Ilha do Pico - PTPIC0009 Habitats Directive 8,572 protected area overlaps with site 3,976  
Zona Central do Pico - Ilha do Pico - PTZPE0027 Birds Directive 5,832 is identical to site 5,832  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Shrubland   -
Introduced vegetation   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National Partial Forestal Nature Reserve Mistério da Prainha; Partial Forestal Nature Reserve Lagoa do Caiado; Partial Forestal Nature Reserve Caveiro.International Special Protection Area Furnas e Zona Central do Pico; SCI Montanha do Pico, Prainha e Caveiro

References Rodrigues & Nunes(2002)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zona Central do Pico. Downloaded from on 19/04/2014

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