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Location Serbia, West Serbia
Central coordinates 19o 30.00' East  44o 36.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 10,200 ha
Altitude 120 - 687m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)



Site description A low mountain located in Macva at the edge of the Pannonian lowlands, between the towns of Loznica and Sabac. Almost completely covered by forest of oak Quercus and beech Fagus, with pasture and mown meadows. Numerous conifers have been planted in previously bare areas. Human activities include cattle-rearing.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus resident  1997  40-70 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1997  150-250 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1997  40-60 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  80%
Shrubland   -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 15%
forestry 80%
hunting 60%
tourism/recreation 5%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
not utilised 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cer mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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