Lower Niger valley

Country/Territory Nigeria
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0 m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

The lower Niger watershed in southern Nigeria (see map, p. 306) supports one restricted-range species, the threatened Anambra Waxbill Estrilda poliopareia (classified as Vulnerable). It is known from only four localities, where it has been found in long grass and herbage along rivers and on lagoon sandbanks, and it may be under pressure from habitat degradation (Ash and Sharland 1986, Ash 1987, 1990).

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Red List category
Anambra Waxbill (Estrilda poliopareia) NT

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
Country IBA Name IBA Book Code
Benin Lake Nokoué BJ004

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Lower Niger valley. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/eba/factsheet/341 on 24/09/2023.