Forests in the Samur valley, including bushes and scrub, on low hills and extending up to 1,000-1,500 m into the mountains. The main land-uses are grazing, arable farming and forestry.
The site supports at least 16 raptor species, most of which are breeders. Neophron percnopterus only possibly breeds, while Pandion haliaetus is a rare visitor throughout the year. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (status uncertain; common visitor throughout the year), Aquila heliaca (breeds), Crex crex (occurs on passage).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kusari (Gusari) area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2021.