CM015
Mbam Djerem National Park


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
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
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis 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
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 2000 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 2000 present A3
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus LC resident 2000 present A3
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-chested Lapwing Vanellus superciliosus LC breeding 2000 unknown A3
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius 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
Eastern Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus cassini LC resident 2000 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Little Hornbill Horizocerus granti LC resident 2000 present A3
Congo Pied Hornbill Lophoceros fasciatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Piping Hornbill Bycanistes sharpii 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
Eastern Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus purpuratus LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 2000 present A3
Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli 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
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 2000 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Pardipicus nivosus LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Pardipicus caroli LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 2000 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus EN 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
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-spotted Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia tonsa LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-necked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia chalybea LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia castanea LC resident 2000 present A3
Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini LC resident 2000 present 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
Bates's Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone batesi LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus LC resident 2000 present 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
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Bamenda Apalis Apalis bamendae LC resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 2000 present A3
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-lored Bristlebill Bleda notatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 2000 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator 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-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus LC resident 2000 present 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
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-capped Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri LC resident 2000 present A3
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli LC resident 2000 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 2000 present A3
White-collared Starling Grafisia torquata LC resident 2000 present A3
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina fraseri LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-eared Ground-thrush Geokichla camaronensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe castanea LC resident 2000 present A3
Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae LC breeding 2000 unknown A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 2000 present A3
Sooty Flycatcher Artomyias fuliginosa 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
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 2000 present A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 2000 present A3
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis LC resident 2000 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 2000 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 2000 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi 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
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus 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
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 2000 present A3
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-winged Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica LC resident 2000 present A3
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina LC resident 2000 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 2000 present A3
Exclamatory Paradise-whydah Vidua interjecta LC resident 2000 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis LC resident 2000 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Mbam et Djerem Parc national 429,088 is identical to site 416,512

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland forest - mixed moist evgn & semi-evgn -
Savanna Wooded grassland -
Shrubland Scrub - forest -
Wetlands (inland) Permanent herbaceous swamps and bogs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mbam Djerem National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mbam-djerem-national-park-iba-cameroon on 21/02/2024.