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Upemba plains

Country/Territory Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

The area around the Lualaba river and Lake Upemba in southern Zaïre is a Secondary Area, defined by the range of the threatened Black-lored Waxbill Estrilda nigriloris (classified as Vulnerable), a species found in level grassy plains with tall grass and bushes-though there have been no records of it since 1950. Much of the Secondary Area lies within Upemba National Park, but it is feared that the grassland there might well be being lost.

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Black-lored Waxbill (Estrilda nigriloris) DD

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
CD017 Upemba National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Upemba plains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2022.