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Location Cyprus, Larnaca District
Central coordinates 33o 28.04' East  34o 54.95' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1
Area 1,745 ha
Altitude 115 - 370m
Year of IBA assessment 2012

BirdLife Cyprus

Summary This site in the Larnaca district is a shrubland-dominated site that is principally of importance as a breeding site for the Roller that finds nesting holes in the cliffs along the meandering course of the seasonal Stazousa stream that bisects the hilly site. 

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 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2005-2011  10-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax breeding  2005-2011  300-500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
POTAMOS PANAGIAS STAZOUSAS CY6000007 Birds Directive 1,746 is identical to site 1,745  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  13%
Forest Native coniferous woodland  2%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  85%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Panagia Stazousa River. Downloaded from on 05/05/2015

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