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Location Cyprus, Kyrenia District,Nicosia District
Central coordinates 32o 59.28' East  35o 20.54' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 9,789 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2012

BirdLife Cyprus

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chukar Alectoris chukar breeding  2005-2011  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus breeding  2005-2011  common breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Little Egret Egretta garzetta passage  2005-2011  400-800 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2005-2011  50-150 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Crested Lark Galerida cristata breeding  2005-2011  2,000-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax breeding  2005-2011  1,000-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca breeding  2005-2011  500-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  39%
Forest Native coniferous woodland  17%
Grassland   1%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  39%
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  3%
Other   minor
Rocky areas   minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kormakitis Peninsula. Downloaded from on 18/04/2014

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