Dry woodlands west of Lake Victoria

Country/Territory Rwanda; Tanzania; Uganda
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0 m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
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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 Red List category
Red-faced Barbet (Lybius rubrifacies) NT

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

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Dry woodlands west of Lake Victoria. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/eba/factsheet/356 on 26/09/2023.