GA002
Lopé Faunal 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
Black Guineafowl Agelastes niger LC resident 1999 present A3
Plumed Guineafowl Guttera plumifera LC resident 1999 present A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1999 present A3
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii LC resident 1999 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Bates's Nightjar Caprimulgus batesi LC resident 1999 present A3
Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia 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
Gabon Coucal Centropus anselli LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1999 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 1999 present A3
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha LC resident 1999 present A3
Bubo poensis NR resident 1999 present A3
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 1999 present A3
Sjostedt's Owlet Glaucidium sjostedti LC resident 1999 present A3
Sandy Scops-owl Otus icterorhynchus LC resident 1999 present A3
Maned Owl Jubula lettii DD resident 1999 present A3
Vermiculated Fishing-owl Scotopelia bouvieri LC resident 1999 present A3
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus LC resident 1999 present A3
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus LC resident 1999 present A3
Bare-cheeked Trogon Apaloderma aequatoriale 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
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis LC resident 1999 present A3
Merops muelleri NR resident 1999 present A3
Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus LC breeding 1999 unknown A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 1999 present A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia 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
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 1999 present A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 1999 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus LC resident 1999 present A3
Dendropicos gabonensis NR resident 1999 present A3
African Piculet Verreauxia africana LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 1999 present A3
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 1999 present A3
Grey-headed Broadbill Smithornis sharpei LC 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
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Cuckoo-shrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Prionops caniceps NR resident 1999 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Dyaphorophyia castanea NR resident 1999 present A3
West African Batis Batis occulta LC resident 1999 present A3
White-spotted Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia tonsa LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-necked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia chalybea LC resident 1999 present A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 1999 present A3
Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-eyed Puffback Dryoscopus senegalensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 1999 present A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis LC resident 1999 present A3
Terpsiphone rufocinerea NR 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 Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1999 present A3
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 1999 present A3
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps 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
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus LC resident 1999 present A3
Dja River Scrub-warbler Bradypterus grandis NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
African River Martin Pseudochelidon eurystomina DD winter 1999 unknown A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Forest Swallow Petrochelidon fuliginosa LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-bibbed Swallow Hirundo nigrita LC resident 1999 present A3
Bleda notatus NR resident 1999 present A3
Phyllastrephus albigularis 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
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
Sjostedt's Greenbul Baeopogon clamans LC resident 1999 present A3
Falkenstein's Greenbul Chlorocichla falkensteini LC resident 1999 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex 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 present A3
Eastern Bearded Greenbul Criniger chloronotus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bearded Greenbul Criniger ndussumensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1999 present A3
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-capped Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus LC resident 1999 present A3
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Stizorhina fraseri NR resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis 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
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 1999 present A3
Fraser's Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 1999 present A3
Olivaceous Flycatcher Fraseria olivascens LC resident 1999 present A3
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis LC resident 1999 present A3
Deleornis fraseri NR resident 1999 present A3
Anthreptes rectirostris NR resident 1999 present A3
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus LC resident 1999 present A3
Violet-tailed Sunbird Anthreptes aurantius LC resident 1999 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 1999 present A3
Reichenbach's Sunbird Anabathmis reichenbachii LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1999 present A3
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus LC resident 1999 present A3
Johanna's Sunbird Cinnyris johannae LC resident 1999 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 1999 present A3
Bates's Sunbird Cinnyris batesi LC resident 1999 present A3
Ploceus nigerrimus NR resident 1999 present A3
Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-crowned Malimbe Malimbus coronatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Cassin's Malimbe Malimbus cassini LC resident 1999 present A3
Rachel's Malimbe Malimbus racheliae LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster 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
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1999 present A3
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Woodhouse's Antpecker Parmoptila woodhousei LC resident 1999 present A3
Long-legged Pipit Anthus pallidiventris 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lopé National Park 494,200 protected area contained by site 484,884
Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda World Heritage Site 511,991 is identical to site 500,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lopé Faunal Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017.