An area of mountains and a river valley. The mountain slopes are dominated by sclerophyllous scrub. The river valley has large dehesas, and some grassland, arable cultivation and olive-groves. The main human activities are livestock-grazing and hunting.
This is an important wintering area for Grus grus and breeding site for raptors.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from industrial activity in Peñalgordo, which causes high levels of disturbance to breeding raptors.
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BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puerto de Mejoral-Almorchón-Cabeza del Buey. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 26/04/2019.