A mountain between the Thessalian plain and Aegean Sea. The north-east facing slopes are well forested, whilst the south-western slopes are dominated by scrub.
The site is important for its resident raptors and forest species. Breeding birds include nine of the 21 species that are restricted in Europe to the Mediterranean biome (when breeding). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila clanga (wintering), Aquila heliaca (non-breeding).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Mavrovouni, Larisa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/05/2021.