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Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system)


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
Sarkidiornis melanotos NR non-breeding - 9,611 individuals A4i
White-faced Whistling-duck Dendrocygna viduata LC non-breeding - 51,810 individuals A4i
Fulvous Whistling-duck Dendrocygna bicolor LC non-breeding - 8,775 individuals A4i
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus gambensis LC non-breeding - 150,216 individuals A4i
Black Crowned-crane Balearica pavonina VU non-breeding - 36,823 individuals A1, A4i
Ciconia episcopus NR non-breeding - 2,475 individuals A4i
Marabou Leptoptilos crumenifer LC non-breeding - 359,719 individuals A4i
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis LC non-breeding - 11,154 individuals A4i
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus LC non-breeding - 344,487 individuals A4i
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC winter - 16,500 individuals A4i
Saddlebill Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis LC non-breeding - 4,158 individuals A4i
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus LC non-breeding - 17,688 individuals A4i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC non-breeding - 1,695,240 individuals A4i
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC non-breeding - 18,414 individuals A4i
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis LC non-breeding - 172,359 individuals A4i
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath LC non-breeding - 3,819 individuals A4i
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC non-breeding - 5,049 individuals A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC non-breeding - 19,074 individuals A4i
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU resident - present A1
Shoebill Balaeniceps rex VU non-breeding - 6,407 individuals A1, A4i
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens LC non-breeding - 11,187 individuals A4i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC non-breeding - 5,643 individuals A4i
Long-tailed Cormorant Microcarbo africanus LC non-breeding - 8,883 individuals A4i
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-breasted Barbet Pogonornis rolleti LC resident 1999 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1999 present A3
Emin's Shrike Lanius gubernator LC resident 1999 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1999 present A3
Sun Lark Galerida modesta LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-winged Grey Warbler Drymocichla incana LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps LC resident 1999 present A3
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes LC resident 1999 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1999 present A3
Bronze-tailed Starling Lamprotornis chalcurus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1999 present A3
Cinnamon Weaver Ploceus badius LC resident 1999 present A3
Pytilia phoenicoptera NR resident 1999 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1999 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 1999 present A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding - 2,500,000-4,999,999 individuals A4iii

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)
Shambe National Park 62,000 protected area contained by site 62,000
Fanikang Game Reserve 48,000 protected area contained by site 48,000
Ez Zeraf Game Reserve 970,000 protected area contained by site 970,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2019.