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Location Congo, Plateaux
Central coordinates 13o 37.00' East  2o 0.00' North
IBA criteria  
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   Least Concern 
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra   Least Concern 
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta   Least Concern 
Psittacus erithacus   Not Recognised 
Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa   Least Concern 
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus   Least Concern 
Gabon Coucal Centropus anselli   Least Concern 
Vermiculated Fishing-owl Scotopelia bouvieri   Least Concern 
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis   Least Concern 
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia   Least Concern 
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ceyx lecontei   Least Concern 
White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster   Least Concern 
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis   Least Concern 
Black-headed Bee-eater Merops breweri   Least Concern 
Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus   Least Concern 
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus   Least Concern 
White-crested Hornbill Tropicranus albocristatus   Least Concern 
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus   Least Concern 
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli   Least Concern 
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea   Least Concern 
Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus   Least Concern 
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens   Least Concern 
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita   Least Concern 
Apalis rufogularis   Not Recognised 
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris   Least Concern 
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis   Least Concern 
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator   Least Concern 
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura   Least Concern 
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens   Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris   Least Concern 
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus   Least Concern 
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax   Least Concern 
Cassin's Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini   Least Concern 
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird Anthreptes fraseri   Least Concern 
Congo Sunbird Nectarinia congensis   Least Concern 
Johanna's Sunbird Nectarinia johannae   Least Concern 
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens   Least Concern 
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus   Least Concern 
White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconotus   Least Concern 
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor   Least Concern 
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina   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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ogooué Leketi National Park. Downloaded from on 19/04/2014

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