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Location Cyprus, Larnaca District
Central coordinates 33o 35.15' East  35o 0.19' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 4,521 ha
Altitude 40 - 330m
Year of IBA assessment 2012

BirdLife Cyprus

Summary This is a lowland site on the southern edge of the central Mesaoria plain, dominated by shrubland and cereal fields and is important for species that favor such open, dry landscapes like the Roller, the Stone Curlew and the Calandra Lark. 

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus breeding  2005-2011  50-249 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  2005-2011  50-249 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2005-2011  10-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra breeding  2005-2011  50-249 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Crested Lark Galerida cristata breeding  2005-2011  1,000-2,499 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca breeding  2005-2011  150-450 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
PERIOCHI KOSIIS - PALLOUROKAMPOU CY6000009 Birds Directive 3,720 protected area contained by site 3,717  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  25%
Grassland   20%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  22%
Other   23%
Rocky areas   10%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koshi-Pallourokampos and Troulloi Plain. Downloaded from on 04/05/2015

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