CD009
Okapi Faunal Reserve


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Guineafowl Agelastes niger LC resident 2000 present A3
Plumed Guineafowl Guttera plumifera LC resident 2000 present A3
Nahan's Partridge Ptilopachus nahani VU resident 2000 present A1, A3
Congo Peafowl Afropavo congensis VU resident 2000 unknown A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 2000 present A3
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii LC resident 2000 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Bates's Nightjar Caprimulgus batesi LC resident 2000 present A3
Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia LC resident 2000 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 2000 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 2000 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus LC resident 2000 present A3
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara LC resident 2000 present A3
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha LC resident 2000 present A3
Bubo poensis NR resident 2000 present A3
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Chestnut Owlet Glaucidium castaneum LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Sandy Scops-owl Otus icterorhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Maned Owl Jubula lettii DD resident 2000 present A3
Shelley's Eagle-owl Bubo shelleyi NT resident 2000 present A3
Akun Eagle-owl Bubo leucostictus LC resident 2000 present A3
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus LC resident 2000 present A3
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus LC resident 2000 present A3
Bare-cheeked Trogon Apaloderma aequatoriale LC resident 2000 present A3
Bycanistes fistulator NR resident 2000 present A3
Tropicranus albocristatus NR resident 2000 present A3
Tockus fasciatus NR resident 2000 present A3
Tockus hartlaubi NR resident 2000 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 2000 present A3
White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis LC resident 2000 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Merops muelleri NR resident 2000 present A3
Black-headed Bee-eater Merops breweri LC resident 2000 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 2000 present A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 2000 present A3
Trachyphonus purpuratus NR resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 2000 present A3
Sladen's Barbet Gymnobucco sladeni LC resident 2000 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 2000 present A3
Zenker's Honeyguide Melignomon zenkeri LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dendropicos gabonensis NR resident 2000 present A3
African Piculet Verreauxia africana LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 2000 present A3
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 2000 present A3
Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swindernianus LC resident 2000 present A3
Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis LC resident 2000 present A3
Petit's Cuckooshrike Campephaga petiti LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Wattled Cuckooshrike Lobotos oriolinus DD resident 2000 present A3
Blue Cuckooshrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Prionops caniceps NR resident 2000 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dyaphorophyia castanea NR resident 2000 present A3
Ituri Batis Batis ituriensis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
White-spotted Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia tonsa LC resident 2000 present A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 2000 present A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Red-eyed Puffback Dryoscopus senegalensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Bocage's Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus bocagei LC resident 2000 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 2000 present A3
Bedford's Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone bedfordi NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 2000 present A3
Forest Penduline-tit Anthoscopus flavifrons LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Nicator Nicator vireo LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 2000 present A3
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 2000 present A3
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Gosling's Apalis Apalis goslingi LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 2000 present A3
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus LC resident 2000 present A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bibbed Swallow Hirundo nigrita LC resident 2000 present A3
Bleda notatus NR resident 2000 present A3
Phyllastrephus albigularis NR resident 2000 present A3
Phyllastrephus icterinus NR resident 2000 present A3
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serinus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 2000 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 2000 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 2000 present A3
White-tailed Greenbul Baeopogon clamans LC resident 2000 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 2000 present A3
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei LC resident 2000 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Bearded Greenbul Criniger chloronotus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bearded Greenbul Criniger ndussumensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri LC resident 2000 present A3
Sassi's Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi LC resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 2000 present A3
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus LC resident 2000 present A3
Phyllanthus atripennis NR resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus LC resident 2000 present A3
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris LC resident 2000 present A3
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Stizorhina fraseri NR resident 2000 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Oberländer's Ground-thrush Geokichla oberlaenderi NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Black-eared Ground-thrush Geokichla camaronensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Ground-thrush Geokichla princei LC resident 2000 present A3
Alethe diademata NR resident 2000 present A3
Stiphrornis erythrothorax NR resident 2000 present A3
Forest Scrub-robin Tychaedon leucosticta LC resident 2000 present A3
Little Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa epulata LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 2000 present A3
Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 2000 present A3
African Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Tessmann's Flycatcher Fraseria tessmanni LC resident 2000 present A3
Olivaceous Flycatcher Fraseria olivascens LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 2000 present A3
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis LC resident 2000 present A3
Deleornis fraseri NR resident 2000 present A3
Anthreptes rectirostris NR resident 2000 present A3
Violet-tailed Sunbird Anthreptes aurantius LC resident 2000 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 2000 present A3
Reichenbach's Sunbird Anabathmis reichenbachii LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 2000 present A3
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus LC resident 2000 present A3
Johanna's Sunbird Cinnyris johannae LC resident 2000 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 2000 present A3
Bates's Sunbird Cinnyris batesi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Ploceus nigerrimus NR resident 2000 present A3
Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius LC resident 2000 present A3
Golden-naped Weaver Ploceus aureonucha EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha LC resident 2000 present A3
Preuss's Weaver Ploceus preussi LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-capped Weaver Ploceus dorsomaculatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-legged Weaver Ploceus flavipes VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Red-crowned Malimbe Malimbus coronatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Malimbe Malimbus cassini LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Parmoptila rubrifrons NR resident 2000 present A3
Grant's Bluebill Spermophaga poliogenys LC resident 2000 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons LC resident 2000 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 medium not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Okapi Wildlife Reserve World Heritage Site 1,372,625 protected area contains site 1,370,000
Okapi Réserve de faune 1,384,674 protected area contains site 1,370,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Unknown -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Okapi Faunal Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2017.