Open country with cultivation and grassland, alternating with open woodland of evergreen oak Quercus ilex and olive-groves. Fallow fields are grazed by sheep.
Important to conservation of species with a unfavourable statute of conservation, specially for breeding birds of steppic habitats. Also it is important presence of Burhinus oedicnemus, Coracias garrulus, and others.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Monforte plains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2019.