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Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves


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
Adamawa Turtle-dove Streptopelia hypopyrrha LC resident 1999 present A3
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1999 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1999 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Lanius corvinus LC resident 1999 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus LC resident 1999 present A3
Sun Lark Galerida modesta LC resident 1999 present A3
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps LC resident 1999 present A3
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma LC resident 1999 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 1999 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1999 present A3
Heuglin's Masked Weaver Ploceus heuglini LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera LC resident 1999 present A3
Lavender Waxbill Glaucestrilda coerulescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-headed Oliveback Delacourella capistrata LC resident 1999 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown-rumped Bunting Emberiza affinis LC resident 1999 present A3

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


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2019 not assessed not assessed low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Shrubland 0 0 - moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Nguru/Adiani Wetlands Game Reserve 7,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lame-Burra Game Reserve 205,767 protected area contained by site 205,767
Lame Forest Reserve 150,650 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kogin Kano Forest Reserve 76,213 protected area overlaps with site 0
Falgore (Kogin Kano) Game Reserve 92,000 protected area contained by site 92,000
Burra West Forest Reserve 16,723 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/falgore-and-lame-burra-game-reserves-iba-nigeria on 29/02/2024.