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Location France, Bourgogne
Central coordinates 5o 6.00' East  47o 4.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C2, C6
Area 13,100 ha
Altitude 220 - 230m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site includes deciduous forest, meadows, marshes, and ponds.

Key Biodiversity Six species of woodpecker breed.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  40-50 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FRN035 Biological Reserve 4,200 protected area contained by site 4,200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  95%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
agriculture -

Protection status National Partial International None4,200 ha of IBA covered by Biological State Reserve (4,200 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forêt de Citeaux et environs. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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