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Location Cyprus, Famagusta District
Central coordinates 33o 54.54' East  35o 8.35' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 448 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2012

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Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus breeding  2005-2011  common breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  2005-2012  10-20 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus breeding  2005-2011  2-10 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus breeding  2005-2011  2-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  12%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  1%
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  26%
Other   2%
Wetlands (inland)   59%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Famagusta Lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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