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Location Romania, Caras-Severin,Mehedinti
Central coordinates 21o 53.43' East  44o 45.48' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 156,620 ha
Altitude 37 - 972m
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
Falco peregrinus breeding  1990-2006  2-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1990-2006  5-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1990-2006  2-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1990-2006  15-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1990-2006  3-5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1990-2006  5-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1990-2006  175-250 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1990-2006  10-12 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Dendrocopos leucotos breeding  1990-2006  300-350 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1990-2006  210-230 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1990-2006  300-350 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1990-2006  1,200-1,300 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1990-2006  1,800-2,300 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1990-2006  100-150 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cheile Nerei - BeuÅ Birds Directive 37,173 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Cheile Nerei - BeuÅ Habitats Directive 37,290 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Cursul DunÄ Birds Directive 8,626 protected area overlaps with site 823  
MunÅ Birds Directive 117,832 protected area contained by site 117,832  
Platoul MehedinÅ Habitats Directive 53,892 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PorÅ Habitats Directive 124,293 protected area overlaps with site 116,260  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Almăjului Mountains - Locvei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014

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