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Balcad Nature 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
Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus LC resident 1997 present A3
Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar Caprimulgus donaldsoni LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-crested Bustard Lophotis gindiana LC resident 1997 present A3
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-headed Mousebird Colius leucocephalus LC resident 1997 present A3
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-billed Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus somaliensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor LC resident 1997 present A3
Somali Bee-eater Merops revoilii LC resident 1997 present A3
D'Arnaud's Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris LC resident 1997 present A3
Three-streaked Tchagra Tchagra jamesi LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-naped Bush-shrike Laniarius ruficeps LC resident 1997 present A3
Manda Boubou Laniarius nigerrimus LC resident 1997 unknown A2, A3
Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi LC resident 1997 present A3
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-headed Sparrow-lark Eremopterix signatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra LC resident 1997 present A3
Somali Crombec Sylvietta isabellina LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex LC resident 1997 present A3
Pale Prinia Prinia somalica LC resident 1997 present A3
Kenya White-eye Zosterops flavilateralis LC resident 1997 present A3
Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Scaly Chatterer Argya aylmeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Magpie Starling Speculipastor bicolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Golden-breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius LC resident 1997 present A3
Fischer's Starling Lamprotornis fischeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus tephronotus LC resident 1997 present A3
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis LC resident 1997 present A3
Hunter's Sunbird Chalcomitra hunteri LC resident 1997 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 1997 present A3
Fire-fronted Bishop Euplectes diadematus LC resident 1997 present A3
Golden Palm Weaver Ploceus bojeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Juba Weaver Ploceus dichrocephalus LC resident 1997 present A2, A3
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-cheeked Waxbill Estrilda charmosyna LC resident 1997 present A3
Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula LC resident 1997 present A3
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata LC resident 1997 present A3
Somali Bunting Emberiza poliopleura LC resident 1997 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Balcad Nature Reserve 200 protected area contains site 190

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Balcad Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/10/2022.