Gabon-Cabinda coast

Country/Territory Angola,Congo, The Democratic Republic of the,Gabon
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
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General characteristics

This Secondary Area includes a narrow coastal strip in Gabon, Zaïre and Cabinda province of northern Angola (see map, p. 312). It is defined by the range of the threatened Loango Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus (classified as Vulnerable), which is found in swamp-forest, landward mangrove edge and savanna, habitats which are being converted to agricultural land in parts of its range. It is not recorded from the Congo, and may be absent because of a lack of appropriate habitats (Dowsett-Lemaire et al. 1993).

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Category
Loango Weaver (Ploceus subpersonatus) VU

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
AO017 Maiombe Angola
CG005 Lower Kouilou basin Congo
GA001 Gamba Protected Areas Complex Gabon
GA005 Akanda Gabon
GA006 Ogooué delta and Mandji island Gabon

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Gabon-Cabinda coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/03/2023.