Kakamega and Nandi forests

Country/Territory Kenya
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0 m
Priority -
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General characteristics

Kakamega and the neighbouring North Nandi and South Nandi forests lie to the west of the Rift Valley in western Kenya (see map, p. 370), in a humid, high-rainfall area; they are at 1,700-2,150 m, and support a mixture of lowland and montane vegetation (Britton 1980, Collar and Stuart 1988, Lewis and Pomeroy 1989). The threatened Chapin's Flycatcher Muscicapa lendu (classified as Vulnerable) occurs there, and in montane forest in the Albertine Rift mountains (EBA 106). A more-widespread threatened species which occurs in this Secondary Area is Turner's Eremomela Eremomela turneri (classified as Vulnerable).

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Red List category
Chapin's Flycatcher (Fraseria lendu) VU

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
Country IBA Name IBA Book Code
Kenya Kakamega forest KE058
Kenya North Nandi forest KE053

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Kakamega and Nandi forests. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/eba/factsheet/357 on 03/10/2023.