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.
The site supports many species typical of semi-arid mountainsraptors, 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).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Negram mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2020.