|Central coordinates||15o 34.00' East 48o 1.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Altitude||330 - 1,311m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information An important site for forest species, particularly woodpeckers, and species of semi-open habitats.
Site description This site has two distinct zones. The lower zone has less than 50% forest cover. Agricultural areas are dominated by hay-meadows and pastures, interspersed with old orchards, hedgerows and small woodlands. About one third of the original forest has been converted to Picea plantations. The upper zone is 80% forested and dominated by Fagus with the proportion of conifers depending upon the altitude. Locally these forests have been replaced by Picea plantations.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||2005||6-8 breeding pairs||-||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis||resident||1997-2005||50-80 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Not Recognised|
|Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata||breeding||1997-2005||200-500 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva||breeding||1997-2005||50-100 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland||40%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||30%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||30%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The main threats are from the abandonment of traditional orchard management and the intensification of grassland management. In addition, broadleaved forest is being replaced by conifer plantations.
Protection status National None International None
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