IBA Lehnice

Lehnice

Districts: Dunajská Streda
Altitude: 119 m – 123 m
Area: 26,60 km2

Description

It is a Pannonian type of lowland that is represented mainly by agrocenoses and secondary by xerothermic and semixerothermic grassland com- munities on loess and alluvium of the Danube River. Majority of area has an intensive agricultural use. There are also two smaller lakes, unused orchard and northeastern part is intersected by canal Malinovo – Blahová.

Area protection

IBA Lehnice was designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) on August 8, 2005.

Importance

Lehnice is one of the most important areas in Slovakia for breeding of Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) and irregularly for breeding of Great Bustard (Otis tarda). The territory is important for wintering birds of prey and as an important resting habitat of migratory birds in spring and autumn.

Qualifying species

Species Breeding population Criterion
Pop.min. Pop.max.
Red-footed Falcon - Falco vespertinus 3 10 C6

Other important species

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), Great Bustard (Otis tarda), Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus), Crested Lark (Galerida cristata), Common Skylark (Alauda arvensis), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata), Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata), Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

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