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Location Ghana, Volta
Central coordinates 0o 35.00' East  8o 25.00' North
IBA criteria  
Area 21,800 ha
Altitude 150 - 850m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description The proposed Kyabobo National Park is adjacent to the larger Fazao-Malfakassa N.P. in Togo. It is bordered to the east by the Koue river (which flows northwards, forming the international boundary) and to the west the proposed boundaries come close to Koue village in the north and Odome in the south-west. The reserve is set in a range of steep hills in the forest/savanna transition zone, where forest (mainly semi-evergreen), transition woodland and broad-leaved woodland intermingle extensively. Several hills reach over 800 m and the vegetation on hilltops is locally reduced to open, pebbly wooded grassland. A striking feature of the whole area is the current expansion of forest over woodland, which is happening at a very fast rate.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ahanta Francolin Francolinus ahantensis   Least Concern 
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha   Least Concern 
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis   Least Concern 
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus   Least Concern 
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africanus   Least Concern 
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra   Least Concern 
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus   Least Concern 
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques   Least Concern 
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri   Least Concern 
Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa   Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea   Least Concern 
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster   Least Concern 
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis   Least Concern 
Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis   Least Concern 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster   Least Concern 
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis   Least Concern 
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus   Least Concern 
White-crested Hornbill Tropicranus albocristatus   Least Concern 
Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator   Least Concern 
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus   Least Concern 
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta   Least Concern 
Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius   Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Barbet Trachyphonus purpuratus   Least Concern 
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus   Least Concern 
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa   Least Concern 
Gabon Woodpecker Dendropicos gabonensis   Least Concern 
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Thripias pyrrhogaster   Least Concern 
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus   Least Concern 
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea   Least Concern 
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Platysteira blissetti   Least Concern 
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis   Least Concern 
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura   Least Concern 
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii   Least Concern 
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps   Least Concern 
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris   Least Concern 
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota   Least Concern 
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis   Least Concern 
Plain Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris   Least Concern 
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator   Least Concern 
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex   Least Concern 
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura   Least Concern 
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens   Least Concern 
Baumann's Greenbul Phyllastrephus baumanni   Least Concern 
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis   Least Concern 
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus   Least Concern 
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus   Least Concern 
Red-tailed Bulbul Criniger calurus   Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris   Least Concern 
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor   Least Concern 
Green Hylia Hylia prasina   Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla   Least Concern 
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens   Least Concern 
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli   Least Concern 
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens   Least Concern 
Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis   Least Concern 
Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina fraseri   Least Concern 
Alethe diademata   Not Recognised 
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax   Least Concern 
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter   Least Concern 
African Forest Flycatcher Fraseria ocreata   Least Concern 
White-browed Forest Flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens   Least Concern 
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird Anthreptes fraseri   Least Concern 
Green Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris   Least Concern 
Little Green Sunbird Nectarinia seimundi   Least Concern 
Buff-throated Sunbird Nectarinia adelberti   Least Concern 
Superb Sunbird Nectarinia superba   Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata   Least Concern 
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus   Least Concern 
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens   Least Concern 
White-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita fusconotus   Least Concern 
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor   Least Concern 
Pale-fronted Negrofinch Nigrita luteifrons   Least Concern 
Red-faced Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica   Least Concern 
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta   Least Concern 
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara   Least Concern 
Togo Paradise-whydah Vidua togoensis   Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kyabobo National Park 35,980 unknown 0  


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

Other biodiversity The galago Galagoides thomasi was discovered (tape-recorded) in June 2005 by S. Bearder and colleagues and is completely new for Ghana. There have been occasional records of Lycaon pictus (EN), Tragelaphus eurycerus (LR/nt), Cephalophus silvicultor (LR/nt); C. maxwellii (LR/nt) and C. rufilatus (LR/cd) also occur

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kyabobo (proposed) National Park. Downloaded from on 20/04/2014

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