Mount Mavrovouni, Larisa

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 1995 20-50 breeding pairs A3
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 1994 4-6 breeding pairs B2, C6
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1995 10-20 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1995 4-5 breeding pairs C6
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC resident 1995 6-8 breeding pairs B2, C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1995 50-100 breeding pairs B3, C6
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos LC resident 1995 10-30 breeding pairs C2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1995 abundant A1, C1
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1995 1-3 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1995 100-300 breeding pairs B2, C6
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator NT breeding 1995 100-300 breeding pairs B2
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 1995 5-10 breeding pairs A3, B2
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding 1995 20-50 breeding pairs A3, C6
Eastern Orphean Warbler Curruca crassirostris LC breeding 1995 50-100 breeding pairs B2
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding 1995 abundant A3
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC resident 1995 common A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1995 frequent A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1995 common A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 1995 abundant A3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1995 10-30 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Polidendriou Game Refuge 3,530 protected area overlaps with site 0
Periochi Tamieftiron Proin Limnis Karlas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,669 protected area overlaps with site 0
Oros Mavrovouni Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 36,944 protected area overlaps with site 15,228
Mavrovouni/Sklithrou Game Refuge 1,091 protected area overlaps with site 0
Karla – Mavrovouni – Kefalovryso Velestinou – Neochori Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 46,991 protected area overlaps with site 15,394
Dasos Iera Moni Flampouriou (Keramidiou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,006 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dasia Platania/Skitis--Amigdalis--Potamias Game Refuge 804 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Mavrovouni, Larisa. Downloaded from on 27/11/2022.