|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2013||very high||not assessed||low|
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Sheer sea cliffs (135 m high), on the island of Gozo, with profuse vegetation on some ledges.
The cliffs support the largest breeding colony of Calonectris diomedea in the Maltese islands, and are a stronghold for Monticola solitarius. One of the last known breeding pairs of Falco peregrinus in Malta nested here, but was shot in the early 1980s, and a pair of Tyto alba used to breed here in the 1970s. The rocky cliff-top area is one of the best breeding areas in Malta for Calandrella brachydactyla, Sylvia conspicillata and Miliaria calandra.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ta'Cenc cliffs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.