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Location Ghana, Volta
Central coordinates 0o 25.00' East  6o 25.00' North
IBA criteria  
Area 32,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Ghana Wildlife Society

Site description It lies within the forest/savanna transition zone. The dominant vegetation is a rather uniform type of dry Borassus-Combretum woodland; several rocky hills in the west bear some dry deciduous forest or transition woodland. There are several broad galleries of dry semi-evergreen rain forest crossing the reserve from north to south.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ahanta Francolin Francolinus ahantensis   Least Concern 
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis   Least Concern 
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus   Least Concern 
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus   Least Concern 
Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa   Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea   Least Concern 
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster   Least Concern 
Black-shouldered Nightjar Caprimulgus nigriscapularis   Least Concern 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster   Least Concern 
Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus   Least Concern 
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus   Least Concern 
White-crested Hornbill Tropicranus albocristatus   Least Concern 
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus   Least Concern 
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa   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-headed Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer   Least Concern 
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens   Least Concern 
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis   Least Concern 
Plain Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris   Least Concern 
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator   Least Concern 
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura   Least Concern 
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens   Least Concern 
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis   Least Concern 
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus   Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris   Least Concern 
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi   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 
Alethe diademata   Not Recognised 
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax   Least Concern 
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter   Least Concern 
Little Green Sunbird Nectarinia seimundi   Least Concern 
Superb Sunbird Nectarinia superba   Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata   Least Concern 
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens   Least Concern 
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara   Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kalakpa Game Production Reserve 32,020 is identical to site 32,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kalakpa Resource Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/04/2014

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