|Central coordinates||16o 0.00' East 38o 7.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B1iv, C5, C6|
|Altitude||106 - 1,955m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A mountain area, in the southern Apennines, which includes the central area of the Aspromonte complex and two valleys which reach down to the coast. Extensive broadleaved and coniferous woodlands are the dominant habitats. The main land-uses are forestry and cattle-rearing.
Key Biodiversity An important migratory `bottleneck' site for raptors. A few thousand are thought to pass regularly every spring, mostly Pernis apivorus, with many Milvus migrans and Circus aeruginosus as well, although there have been no systematic counts.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius||resident||1987||2 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis||breeding||1987||20-50 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Contrada Scala - IT9350180||Habitats Directive||740||protected area overlaps with site||320|
|Montalto - IT9350155||Habitats Directive||312||protected area overlaps with site||125|
|Parco nazionale dell'Aspromonte||National Park||76,053||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Parco Nazionale della Calabria - IT9310069||Birds Directive||8,826||protected area contains site||3,149|
|Torrente Ferraina - IT9350157||Habitats Directive||438||protected area contained by site||438|
|Torrente Menta - IT9350154||Habitats Directive||516||protected area overlaps with site||121|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||75%|
|Shrubland||Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis||15%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Protection status National Partial International PartialPart of IBA covered by National Park (Aspromonte, 50,000 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aspromonte. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/05/2015
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