Gudo plain

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1996 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
Blue-winged Goose Cyanochen cyanoptera NT resident 1996 present A3
White-collared Pigeon Columba albitorques LC resident 1996 present A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1996 present A3
Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii NT resident 1996 present A1, A3
Wattled Ibis Bostrychia carunculata LC resident 1996 present A3
Spot-breasted Lapwing Vanellus melanocephalus LC resident 1996 210 individuals A3, A4i
Abyssinian Longclaw Macronyx flavicollis NT resident - present A1
Ethiopian Siskin Serinus nigriceps LC resident 1996 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1996).

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gudo plain. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.