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Location Romania, Harghita,Mures
Central coordinates 25o 6.98' East  46o 55.10' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 38,417 ha
Altitude 446 - 1,682m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1990-2006  180-220 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1990-2006  70-100 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  1990-2006  50-60 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1990-2006  20-25 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1990-2006  110-130 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1990-2006  90-110 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  1990-2006  50-70 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva breeding  1990-2006  1,400-1,500 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1990-2006  10,000-15,000 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Habitats Directive 136,657 protected area overlaps with site 32,807  
Defileul MureÅ Birds Directive 9,515 protected area contained by site 9,515  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Defileul Superior al Mureşului. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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