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Location Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Kinshasa
Central coordinates 16o 8.00' East  4o 30.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 350,000 ha
Altitude 650 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description Bombo–Lumene Game Reserve is situated on the Batéké plateau (650–700 m) and consists of a gently undulating forest-savanna mosaic dominated by grassland and wooded savanna, interspersed with gallery forest. The site lies south of the main Kinshasa–Kenge road, between the Muti-Mutiene and Bombo rivers in the west and the Lufimi river in the east. Several villages are situated at the periphery of and even within the reserve, resulting in a large part of it being used for agricultural and pastoral activities. Average annual rainfall is c.1,500 mm. There is a dry season of from three to four months centred around June–July.

Key Biodiversity See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. The site is the only protected area where Cossypha heinrichi occurs. It is also the only site in the country where Ploceus nigrimentum has been recorded. In addition, two species of the Zambezian biome have been recorded (see Table 3).

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals of global conservation concern include Tragelaphus spekii (LR/nt).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Finsch's Francolin Scleroptila finschi resident  2000  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Turaco Tauraco persa resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis resident  2000  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus breeding  2000  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Bycanistes fistulator resident  2000  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Tockus fasciatus resident  2000  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus resident  2000  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-green Bush-shrike Telophorus bocagei resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-vented Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufocinerea resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris resident  2000  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis resident  2000  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Ansorge's Greenbul Andropadus ansorgei resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-necked Greenbul Chlorocichla falkensteini resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Common Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-throated Nicator Nicator vireo resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Hylia Hylia prasina resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis resident  2000  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina fraseri resident  2000  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Alethe diademata resident  2000  unknown  A3  Not Recognised 
White-headed Robin-chat Cossypha heinrichi resident  2000  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Cassin's Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Nectarinia cyanolaema resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Carmelite Sunbird Nectarinia fuliginosa resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green-throated Sunbird Nectarinia rubescens resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Domaine de Chasse de Bombo Lumene Hunting Reserve 216,787 is identical to site 350,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   5%
Shrubland   40%
Savanna   1%
Grassland   29%
Forest   24%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

References Demey et al. (2000), Harrison (1977), IUCN (1990).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bombo-Lumene Game Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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