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Location Cyprus, Paphos District
Central coordinates 32o 38.02' East  34o 54.10' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 947 ha
Altitude 600 - 1,120m
Year of IBA assessment 2012

BirdLife Cyprus



Summary This site comprises the high limestone plateau of Vouni Panagias and is dominated by vineyards. The steep rocks as well as the shrubland vegetation hosts breeding forest birds including Masked Shrikes, Cyprus Wheatears and Cretzschmar’s Buntings.  

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus breeding  2005-2011  40-80 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca breeding  2005-2011  50-249 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia breeding  2005-2011  50-80 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
VOUNI PANAGIAS CY4000004 Birds Directive 947 is identical to site 947  
VOUNI PANAGIAS CY4000004 Habitats Directive 947 is identical to site 947  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  minor
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  94%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vouni Panagias. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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