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Location Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Central coordinates 21o 42.47' East  41o 46.37' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 2,538 ha
Altitude 170 - 642m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Macedonian Ecological Society (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  A3  Near Threatened 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2007  2 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  37%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  18%
Other   4%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Taor Gorge. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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