s045
Namibian escarpment

Country/Territory Angola,Namibia
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

The mountain slopes and hillsides of the Namibian escarpment extending into extreme southern Angola support the endemic Herero Chat Namibornis herero (a monotypic genus), which favours areas of mixed Acacia and Commiphora trees (Maclean 1984). Part of its range lies close to that of Dune Lark Certhilauda erythrochlamys (see Secondary Area s046), but the distributions of the two species do not overlap, and they occur in different habitat types, so the two areas are not considered to comprise an EBA.

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Herero Chat (Melaenornis herero) LC

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
AO012 Iona National Park Angola
NA001 Epupa - Ruacana Namibia
NA005 Hobatere Namibia
NA008 Brandberg mountain Namibia
NA010 Namib-Naukluft Park Namibia

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Namibian escarpment. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.