|Central coordinates||15o 55.00' East 46o 48.00' North|
|Altitude||230 - 520m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description An area of hills and river valleys. The hills are covered with broadleaved deciduous forest dominated by Fagus, Carpinus, and Quercus. The valley floors are dominated by arable agriculture with meadows on the steeper slopes and in wet depressions. Vineyards and orchards are also found on the slopes and areas of forest along the rivers.
Key Biodiversity The area is important for populations of species characteristic of low- intensity mixed agriculture.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|European Roller Coracias garrulus||breeding||2005||13 breeding pairs||good||C6||Near Threatened|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||40%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||50%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International PartialApproximately 1,600 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Teile des Südoststeirischen Hügellandes, 5,462 ha)
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-east Styrian hill country. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2015
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