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Location Serbia, West Serbia
Central coordinates 19o 30.00' East  44o 36.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 19,024 ha
Altitude 120 - 687m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding species of forest and forest-edge habitats. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  2004-2008  70-90 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  2004-2008  60-90 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Picus viridis resident  2004-2008  60-80 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cer mountain. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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