Picentini mountains

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 54,349 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A mountain area in southern Italy, north-east of the town of Salerno. There are extensive broadleaved woodlands (especially beech Fagus), as well as streams, rivers, grasslands, cultivated areas, and rocky areas of karst. The main land-uses are forestry, cultivation and stock-farming. This IBA includes `Monte Terminio and Monte Polveracchio', which was listed as a separate IBA (former site IT087) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
The site is notable for breeding birds of prey and woodpeckers.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Picentini mountains. Downloaded from on 13/04/2021.