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Location France, Poitou-Charentes
Central coordinates 0o 4.00' East  45o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A1, C1, C6
Area 9,050 ha
Altitude 100 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of agricultural land.

Key Biodiversity One of the main breeding sites for Tetrax tetrax in western France.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1996  20-30 breeding pairs  A1, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1991  40 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR123 Hunting Reserve 1,800 protected area contained by site 1,800  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -

Protection status National Partial International None1,800 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (1,800 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Plaine de Villefagnan. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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