Country/territory: South Africa
IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (1998)
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Area: 145,720 ha
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The Outeniquas is a mountain range which dominates the landscape at the junction of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces. The stark variation in altitude and conditions yields a wide diversity of habitats. The IBA is extremely rich in fynbos, forest and arid-zone birds, supporting a host of restricted-range and biome-restricted assemblage species such as Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis, Orange-breasted Sunbird Anthobaphes violacea and Cape Siskin Crithagra totta.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Outeniqua mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/7166 on 06/06/2023.