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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 16o 49.00' West  28o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 800 ha
Altitude 250 - 1,200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description One of the best-conserved laurel Laurus forests in Tenerife. Formerly cultivated areas have been invaded by scrub, and vertical cliffs support characteristic vegetation. Human activities include the cutting of branches for use in tomato/banana cultivation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara resident  1996  common  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus resident  1995  5-7 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Dark-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba bollii resident  1996  abundant  A1, A2, B2, C1, C6  Least Concern 
White-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba junoniae resident  1996  frequent  A1, A2, B2, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Plain Swift Apus unicolor resident  1996  abundant  A2, B3  Least Concern 
Goldcrest Regulus regulus resident  1995  abundant  A2, B3  Least Concern 
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii resident  1996  common  A2  Least Concern 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  1996  abundant  A2, B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Teno Rural Park 8,064 protected area contains site 800  
Teno - ES0000106 Birds Directive 8,016 protected area contains site 800  
Teno - ES7020096 Habitats Directive 6,120 protected area contains site 800  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland Heathland; Scrub  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
forestry 26%
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National High International High800 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Teno, 8,064 ha). 800 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Teno, 7,645 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain of Agua, gully of Los Cochinos and gully of Cuevas Negras. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014

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