|Altitude||0 - 800m|
The middle reaches of the Shabeelle (or Shebele) river, the entire length of the Jubba and its tributaries and the area around lakes Chamo and Abaya in southern Somalia, south-east Ethiopia and extreme north-east Kenya constitute an EBA. The restricted-range birds are found in a variety of lowland habitats, mainly riverine. There is some geographical overlap between this EBA and the Kenyan and Tanzanian coastal forests (EBA 111) in the lower Jubba valley, but the birds of that EBA occur mainly in forest. There is also some geographical overlap between this EBA and the South Ethiopian highlands (EBA 114), but the birds of the latter occur at relatively high altitudes and are not riverine in distribution.
Two of the restricted-range species are widespread within the EBA: Streptopelia reichenowi is usually found in riparian woodland dominated by doum palms Hyphaene thebaica and fan palms on the banks and floodplains of large rivers, tending to avoid the adjacent dry Acacia woodland, but in Ethiopia it also ranges into drier vegetation a few kilometres from rivers (Urban et al. 1986, P.
|White-winged Collared-dove (Streptopelia reichenowi)||NT|
|Salvadori's Weaver (Ploceus dichrocephalus)||LC|
|IBA Code||Site Name||Country|
|ET060||Lower Wabi Shebelle river and Warder||Ethiopia|
|ET066||Dawa - Wachile||Ethiopia|
|ET068||Bogol Manyo - Dolo||Ethiopia|
|SO015||Jowhar - Warshiikh||Somalia|
|SO016||Balcad Nature Reserve||Somalia|
|SO021||Aangole - Farbiito||Somalia|
Threats and conservation
Mirafra degodiensis and Laniarius liberatus are threatened because of their highly restricted distributions. Increased grazing pressure is a possible future threat to the habitat of M. degodiensis (Ash and Gullick 1990), and the vegetation in the area where L.
Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Endemic Bird Area factsheet: Jubba and Shabeelle valleys. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014
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