NG010
Cross River National Park (Okwangwo Division) and Mbe Mountains


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
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1999 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1999 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini LC resident 1999 present A3
Bates's Swift Apus batesi LC resident 1999 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 1999 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha LC resident 1999 present A3
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius LC resident 1999 present A3
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus LC resident 1999 present A3
Bycanistes fistulator NR resident 1999 present A3
Tropicranus albocristatus NR resident 1999 present A3
Tockus fasciatus NR resident 1999 present A3
Tockus hartlaubi NR resident 1999 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis LC resident 1999 present A3
Merops muelleri NR resident 1999 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Gymnobucco calvus NR resident 1999 present A3
Trachyphonus purpuratus NR resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 1999 present A3
Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli LC resident 1999 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 1999 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Dendropicos gabonensis NR resident 1999 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1999 present A3
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 1999 present A3
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Cuckoo-shrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Dyaphorophyia castanea NR resident 1999 present A3
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia blissetti LC resident 1999 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 1999 present A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea LC resident 1999 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans LC resident 1999 present A3
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 1999 present A3
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 1999 present A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Bleda notatus NR resident 1999 present A3
Phyllastrephus icterinus NR resident 1999 present A3
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serinus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1999 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 1999 present A3
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei LC resident 1999 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1999 unknown A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris LC resident 1999 present A3
Alethe diademata NR resident 1999 present A3
Stiphrornis erythrothorax NR resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-footed Flycatcher Muscicapa sethsmithi LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 1999 present A3
Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti LC resident 1999 present A3
Ploceus nigerrimus NR resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina LC resident 1999 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 1999 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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mbe Mountains Community Forest 8,661 protected area contained by site 8,661
Cross River North Forest Reserve 16,774 protected area contained by site 16,774
Cross River National Park 800,000 protected area contains site 92,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Unknown -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cross River National Park (Okwangwo Division) and Mbe Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2017.