Pentashoinos River

Year of compilation: 2012

Site description
Important numbers of breeding Bonelli’s Eagles (Aquila fasciata), European Rollers (Coracias garrulus) and Cyprus Warblers (Sylvia melanothorax) are the key features of this new IBA. The site, which captures the valley of the Pentashoinos River, from the Mahairas Mountains to the Larnaca coast, is also important for breeding Cyprus Wheatears (Oenanthe cypriaca) and Black Francolins (Francolinus francolinus). The site also hosts breeding Long-legged Buzzards (Buteo rufinus) and Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus), though not in qualifying numbers. The valley is also a “bottleneck” for migrating passerines, a fact that does not escape the unwelcome and destructive attentions of illegal bird trappers.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pentashoinos River. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.