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Location Lithuania, Kaunas
Central coordinates 24o 21.00' East  54o 55.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 4,753 ha
Altitude 60 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2001  100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1999  9 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2001  12 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  2001  30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  2001  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  2001  40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2001  10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  2001  25-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Budos - Pravieniskiu miskai - LTKAIB006 Birds Directive 5,174 protected area contains site 4,753  
Budos botaninis - zoologinis draustinis Nature Reserve 791 protected area contained by site 780  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  96%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
hunting -
agriculture 3%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Buda-Pravieniskes forest complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014

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