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Cantanhez forests


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2019

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 1,777-1,815 individuals B3a
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1997 present A3
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens LC non-breeding 2014-2017 846-1,002 individuals A4, B3a
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus NT winter 2014-2017 425-427 individuals B1a
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2014-2017 256-453 individuals B1a
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2014-2017 4,342-6,359 individuals B1a, B3a
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2014-2017 1,402-2,093 individuals B1a
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea NT winter 2014-2017 3,201-4,355 individuals B1a
Sanderling Calidris alba LC winter 2014-2017 1,341-1,813 individuals B3a
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 2014-2017 142-262 individuals B3a
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus LC non-breeding 2014-2017 257-302 individuals B3a
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC winter 2014-2017 402-468 individuals B3a
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 2014-2017 402-445 individuals B3a
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis LC non-breeding 2014-2017 33-61 individuals B3a
West African Pied Hornbill Lophoceros semifasciatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata VU resident 1997 present A1, A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Little Green Woodpecker Campethera maculosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1997 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 1997 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1997 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1997 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bearded Greenbul Criniger barbatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1997 present A3
Vinaceous Firefinch Lagonosticta vinacea LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-headed Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1997 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 2014-2017 21,636-27,643 individuals B3b

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)
Cantanhez Forest Hunting Reserve 68,000 protected area overlaps with site 68,000

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 -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cantanhez forests. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2020.