Negram mountains

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 3,500 ha

Site description (baseline)
Semi-arid low mountains with cliffs, ravines, rocky areas, etc. Formerly part of the border zone, with restricted access and land-use. There is now some sheep-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The site supports many species typical of semi-arid mountains˜raptors, Alectoris chukar, Pterocles orientalis and passerines such as Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, Petronia petronia and Bucanetes githagineus. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni. Aquila nipalensis also occurs on passage. Status uncertain: Chlamydotis undulata (recorded here in early 19th century; unconfirmed reports of irregular occurrence in late 1980s), Apus affinis (possibly breeds; occasional records in Nakhichevan, including at this site, following late 19th century observations elsewhere in Azerbaijan).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Negram mountains. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.