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Location Congo, Plateaux
Central coordinates 13o 37.00' East  2o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 423,000 ha
Altitude 510 - 670m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description  The forest is complex and includes sometimes trees tallest than 60 metres high rising from a dispersed undergrowth. Species like Haumania libretiana and Aframomum sp are dominant in the herbaceous level. Large areas along rivers are covered by a flooded forest where species like Hallea ciliata, Pterocarpus osun and Alstonia congonsis are dominant.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara A3  Least Concern 
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra A3  Least Concern 
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta A3  Least Concern 
Psittacus erithacus A3  Not Recognised 
Green Turaco Tauraco persa A3  Least Concern 
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus A3  Least Concern 
Gabon Coucal Centropus anselli A3  Least Concern 
Vermiculated Fishing-owl Scotopelia bouvieri A3  Least Concern 
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis A3  Least Concern 
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia A3  Least Concern 
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei A3  Least Concern 
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster A3  Least Concern 
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bee-eater Merops breweri A3  Least Concern 
Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus A3  Least Concern 
Tropicranus albocristatus A3  Not Recognised 
Tockus fasciatus A3  Not Recognised 
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus A3  Least Concern 
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea A3  Least Concern 
Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus A3  Least Concern 
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita A3  Least Concern 
Apalis rufogularis A3  Not Recognised 
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris A3  Least Concern 
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis A3  Least Concern 
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator A3  Least Concern 
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura A3  Least Concern 
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus A3  Least Concern 
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax A3  Least Concern 
Cassin's Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini A3  Least Concern 
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird Anthreptes fraseri A3  Least Concern 
Congo Sunbird Nectarinia congensis A3  Least Concern 
Johanna's Sunbird Nectarinia johannae A3  Least Concern 
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens A3  Least Concern 
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus A3  Least Concern 
White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconotus A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor A3  Least Concern 
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ougoue-Lekiti National Park 600,000 is identical to site 423,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   major
Savanna   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture minor
Notes: The area is still a natural area with small scale use by the population for agriculture
hunting minor
Notes: The area is still a natural area with small scale use by the population for bush meat

Protection status The site is under a process of being gazetted as a Protected Area.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ogooué Leketi National Park. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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