English name: Dehesa

Description (English)

A characteristic landscape of the southwestern quadrant of the Iberian peninsula in which crops, pasture land or Mediterranean scrub, in juxtaposition or rotation, are shaded by a fairly closed to very open canopy of native oaks, Quercus suber, Quercus rotundifolia, Quercus pyrenaica, Quercus faginea. It is an important habitat of raptors, including the threatened Iberian endemic eagle Aquila adalberti, of the crane Grus grus, of large insects and their predators and of the endangered Iberian lynx Lynx pardinus.

EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E7.3
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 91.2 Dehesa same
CORINE Land Cover 2.4.4. Agro-forestry areas n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 15 Mediterranean broad-leaved sclerophyllous forests and shrub wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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