02 Aggtelek Karst

Description

The site is situated on the Hungarian part of the Gömör-Torna karst plateau, adjacent to the Slovakian border. The main rock formation is Triassic limestone, which is overlain by forest soils. These soils support extensive areas of native deciduous forest, rocky grasslands and wet meadows, whilst the valleys are extensively farmed.

Location and size

Birdlife IBA Code : HU043
Location: Hungary, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Central coordinates: 20.33 East 48.29 North
Altitude: 143 - 604m, average: 347m
Area: 23,602 ha

Habitats

Forest 70%
Shrubland 5%
Grassland 15%
Artificial landscapes (terrestrial) 10%

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Common birds




Source: 1) Lovászi Péter (editor): Javasolt különleges madárvédelmi területek Magyarországon, Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület, 2002; 2) BirdLife International: Important Bird Areas factsheet, 2012; 3) Králl Attila, Nagy Károly: Fontos Madárélőhelyek Magyarországon (Területek, kritériumok és minősítő fajok) MME Monitoring Központ, 2007; 4) www.hungarianbirdwatching.com Important Bird Area descriptions, 2004-2014