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Location Armenia, Syunik
Central coordinates 46o 22.89' East  39o 0.88' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B2, B3
Area 33,331 ha
Altitude 415 - 3,159m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caucasian Grouse Tetrao mlokosiewiczi breeding  1995  10-15 individuals  medium  A2, A3, B2  Near Threatened 
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius breeding  1995  40-50 individuals  medium  A3, B2  Least Concern 
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus breeding  1995  6-10 individuals  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus breeding  1995  2-3 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  1995  2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1995  1-2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1995  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  1995  8-10 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1995  1-2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1995  2-3 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1995  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 
Sombre Tit Parus lugubris breeding  1995  200-300 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis breeding  1995  80-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer breeding  1995  700-1,200 individuals  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eastern Rock-nuthatch Sitta tephronota breeding  1995  900-1,500 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria breeding  1995  20-30 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  1995  2,000-3,000 individuals  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius breeding  1995  500-800 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   minor
Rocky areas   minor
Desert   minor
Forest   minor
Grassland   minor
Shrubland   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture minor
forestry minor
military minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Meghri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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