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Location Cyprus, Limassol District,Nicosia District
Central coordinates 33o 3.09' East  34o 56.56' North
IBA criteria A2, A3, B2, B3, C6
Area 17,048 ha
Altitude 480 - 1,613m
Year of IBA assessment 2012

BirdLife Cyprus



Summary An extensive upland site within the Troodos range, with varied landscapes of pine forest, scrub and golden oak shrubland as well as vineyards, almond groves and rocky areas. The site is of importance for many breeding forest birds including the Masked Shrike and the Bonelli’s Eagle and for its characteristic Mediterranean bird community. It is an Endemic Bird Area site, with significant populations of the endemic Cyprus Wheatear and Cyprus Warbler.

Site description One of the largest areas of forest in Cyprus, situated mainly on the north-eastern slopes of the Troodos massif.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  2005-2011  3-5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata breeding  2005-2011  2-4 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2005-2011  100-250 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus breeding  2005-2011  500-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  A3, B2, C6  Least Concern 
Coal Tit Parus ater breeding  2005-2011  1,000-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  2005-2011  100-300 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax breeding  2005-2011  2,000-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  A2, A3, B3  Least Concern 
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla breeding  2005-2011  200-500 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca breeding  2005-2011  2,000-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  A2, A3, B3, C6  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  2005-2011  1,500-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia breeding  2005-2011  400-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A3, B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO TROODOUS CY5000004 Birds Directive 9,009 protected area overlaps with site 0  
ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO TROODOUS CY5000004 Habitats Directive 9,009 protected area overlaps with site 0  
FOUNTOUKODASI PITSILIAS CY2000009 Habitats Directive 127 protected area overlaps with site 55  
MADARI - PAPOUTSA CY2000005 Habitats Directive 4,578 protected area contained by site 4,433  
VOUNOKORFES MADARIS - PAPOUTSAS CY2000015 Birds Directive 12,833 protected area contained by site 12,823  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  38%
Other   1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  17%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  44%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 60%
urban/industrial/transport 10%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Adelphoi Forest - Papoutsa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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