|Location||Spain, Islas Canarias|
|Central coordinates||16o 12.00' West 28o 32.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2, B3, C1|
|Altitude||350 - 900m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The site is important for forest passerines, especially for Columba bollii.
Site description Well-conserved laurel Laurus forest and inland cliffs in the north-east of Tenerife, with a well-developed tree canopy.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Dark-tailed Laurel Pigeon Columba bollii||resident||1995||abundant [units unknown]||-||A1, B2, C1||Least Concern|
|White-tailed Laurel Pigeon Columba junoniae||resident||1995||rare [units unknown]||-||A1, C1||Near Threatened|
|Island Canary Serinus canaria||resident||1995||abundant [units unknown]||-||B3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Anaga||Rural Park||14,419||protected area contains site||450|
|Anaga - ES0000109||Birds Directive||14,266||protected area contains site||450|
|Anaga - ES7020095||Habitats Directive||10,341||protected area overlaps with site||359|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved evergreen woodland||26%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||-|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||-|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Forest fires, the cutting of branches (for use in tomato/banana cultivation), and hunting have a great impact on Columba numbers and habitat. The main threat to these species, however, comes from rats Rattus, which prey mainly on C. junoniae. Disturbance from tourism, and predation by feral cats Felis catus, can also adversely affect numbers. Groundwater abstraction limits water availability, making birds vulnerable to hunters when they congregate at the few remaining drinking sites. Various studies have been undertaken on the biology, distribution, ecology and conservation of the two Columba species.
Protection status National High International High450 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Anaga, 14,119 ha). 450 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Anaga, 14,119 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Las Vueltas, Aguas Negras and Quebradas mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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