|Location||Cyprus, Nicosia District|
|Central coordinates||33o 0.00' East 34o 57.00' North|
|Altitude||480 - 1,613m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2004|
Ornithological information The site is important for breeding raptors and species of forest and open cultivated land. There have been recent sightings of Aquila heliaca in the area, suggesting that between one and three birds are present. In 1988 a nest containing two eaglets was found near Orkontas.
Site description One of the largest areas of forest in Cyprus, situated mainly on the north-eastern slopes of the Troodos massif.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciatus||resident||-||2 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus||breeding||-||30-150 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus||breeding||-||400-900 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Coal Tit Parus ater||resident||-||600-1,800 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Wood Lark Lullula arborea||resident||-||50-100 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca||breeding||-||2,000-4,000 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia||breeding||-||500-1,200 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO TROODOUS - CY5000004||Birds Directive||9,009||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|FOUNTOUKODASI PITSILIAS - CY2000009||Habitats Directive||127||protected area overlaps with site||60|
|MADARI - PAPOUTSA - CY2000005||Habitats Directive||4,578||protected area overlaps with site||4,293|
|Madari - Papoutsa mountain peaks SPA||Protected Area||12,810||protected area overlaps with site||2,250|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||91%|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||minor|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Other urban and industrial areas||8%|
|Shrubland||Heathland; Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub||1%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Expansion of villages within the IBA and the construction of forest roads have increased accessibility to the area and thus made bird shooting and disturbance easier. The entire area is State Forest land.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Adelfoi forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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