22 Gerecse Mountains

Description

A low limestone mountain situated between the town of Tatabánya and the River Danube. Deciduous oak Quercus forests cover the lower slopes, with submontane forests of Quercus, Carpinus, Fagus and karst scrub at higher altitudes.

Location and size

Birdlife IBA Code : HU015
Location: Hungary, Pest, Fejér, Komárom-Esztergom,
Central coordinates: 18.30 East 47.43 North
Altitude: 113-634m, average: 249m
Area: 52,500 ha

Habitats

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

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Other special birds

082 (European) Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
083 Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
090 (Western) Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
093 Montagus Harrier (Circus pygargus)
100 Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
249 Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus)
254 Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius)
255 White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos)
251 Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius)
260 Woodlark (Lullula arborea)
268 Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)
336 Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)
337 Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)
353 Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)

 

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