|Central coordinates||26o 33.85' East 44o 1.53' North|
|Altitude||19 - 119m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Site description A 12-m-high, vertical loess cliff, located on a major regional road south-west of the town of Tutrakan. The surrounding open lands are covered by steppe-like vegetation of grasslands with some scrub (Crataegus, Rosa, Rubus) and forests of Robinia. Human activities include stock-grazing and loess excavation.
Key Biodiversity The site holds the largest nesting colony of Merops apiaster in Bulgaria.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|European Bee-eater Merops apiaster||breeding||1996||150 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Boblata - BG0000180||Habitats Directive||3,217||protected area overlaps with site||72|
|Stenata - BG0002031||Birds Directive||80||is identical to site||80|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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