These forests, at 700-1,780m, support the threatened Djibouti Francolin Francolinus ochropectus (see map, p.390). The main (and probably only viable) site is the 14km2 Fort du Day National Park. However, the habitat there is being destroyed by overgrazing, clearance, firewood-gathering, army manoeuvres and other developments (Welch and Welch 1988). A second site at Mablas holds a small population (Blot 1985), but the species is judged to be Critical because of the continuing loss of habitat.
|Djibouti Francolin (Francolinus ochropectus)||CR|
|IBA Code||Site Name||Country|
|DJ001||Forêt de Day||Djibouti|
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