Country/territory: Central African Republic

IBA criteria met: A3 (2001)
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Area: 22,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
This IBA covers the area centred on the capital Bangui; it remains to determine a core site (preferably protected). The area extends from Ndélé (Bangui) and Kembé Island in the north, to Botambi and Bokassi Island in the south.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. About 334 species have been reported from the area, (the result of several observers being resident over a number of years). Of these, at least 233 species can be expected to breed. Of the Guinea–Congo Forests biome species, two are unrepresented nationally in the other IBAs. In addition, one species of the Afrotropical Highlands biome (A07), Ploceus baglafecht, and 10 species of the Sudan–Guinea Savanna biome (A04) also occur (see Table 3).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bangui. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.