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Dry woodlands west of Lake Victoria

Country/Territory Rwanda,Tanzania,Uganda
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

These woodlands west of Lake Victoria, in south-west Uganda, eastern Rwanda and extreme north-west Tanzania (see map, p. 364), support the endemic Red-faced Barbet Lybius rubrifacies. It is locally common in dry woodland, wooded grassland, gallery forest and open country with cultivation and scattered trees at 1,200-1,550 m (Britton 1980, Fry et al. 1988). It can persist in cultivated areas, but excessive habitat clearance has caused its decline in Rwanda, although it survives in Akagera National Park (Collar and Stuart 1985).

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Red-faced Barbet (Lybius rubrifacies) NT

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
BI003 Ruvubu National Park Burundi
RW003 Akagera National Park Rwanda
TZ014 Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves Tanzania
UG011 Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Dry woodlands west of Lake Victoria. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2022.