Mount Giamysh

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, B2 (2000)
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Area: 8,500 ha

Protection status:

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society

Site description
The highest peak of the Murovdag ridge (Little Caucasus). A mountainous area with some forests and bushes. The main land-uses are sheep- and cattle-grazing, and tourism.

Key biodiversity
The alpine and subalpine zones support at least three of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Eurasian high-montane biome. This is also a notable site for breeding raptors, including Gypaetus barbatus, Gyps fulvus, Neophron percnopterus, Aquila chrysaetos, Otus scops and Bubo bubo. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (breeds), Aquila heliaca (status uncertain; probably does not breed).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Giamysh. Downloaded from on 25/10/2020.