Site description (2000 baseline)
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).
The site is notable for breeding birds of prey and woodpeckers.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Picentini mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/picentini-mountains-iba-italy on 01/12/2023.