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Location Burkina Faso, Comoé
Central coordinates 4o 43.00' West  10o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 350 - 680m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Fondation des Amis de la Nature (NATURAMA)



Site description Situated in south-west Burkina, to the north of the town of Banfora, Bérégadougou hill covers approximately 15,000 ha, of which 5,000 ha is a forest reserve. The hill is actually a chain of hills and peaks formed of weathered sedimentary rocks that reach an altitude of 680 m, rising about 350 m above the valley of the Comoé to the east. The area is the source of several of the country’s largest rivers including the Comoé and the Mouhoun. Vegetation along the flanks of the hill is more or less dense, dominated by Combretum velutinum, Swartzia madagascariensis, Hymenocardia acida, Afrormosia (Pericopsis) laxiflora, Burkea africana, Combretum nigricans, Parinari curatellifolia, P. polyandra, Cassia sieberiana and Terminalia sp. Cola cordifolia is numerous and, in places, forms dense groves. Annual rainfall is between 1,000 and 1,100 mm.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardii resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapilla resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-cheeked Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Beregadougou Classified Forest 5,000 protected area contained by site 5,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   18%
Shrubland   69%
Forest   11%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
other -
Notes: Collection of dead wood, fruits, medicinal plants and bamboo, sap collection from palms.

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bérégadougou hill. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014

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