Rayanovci meadows, together with the former Dragomansko marsh, is in western Bulgaria. Vegetation is dominated by Carex, Poa and Alopecurus, and there are groups of Salix and Populus trees along drainage canals. Human activities include cattle-grazing and haymaking.
The site is important for breeding species such as Crex crex, Coturnix coturnix, Lullula arborea and Lanius collurio. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (rare, on passage).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Conversion of the meadows to arable land is a possible threat. The site is proposed as a Protected Landscape. Investigation of the flora and fauna of the meadows by BSPB is ongoing.
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BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rayanovtsi. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.