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Location Côte d'Ivoire, Man--Odienné
Central coordinates 7o 14.00' West  7o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 95,000 ha
Altitude 200 - 1,072m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

SOS-FORETS (Affiliate)



Site description Mont Sangbé is located north-east of Man, west of Séguéla in the north-west of the country, immediately west of the Sassandra river, which forms its eastern boundary. Sangbé forms part of the eastern end of the highland chain that extends through Guinea and northern Liberia. The terrain is rugged, with many granitic inselbergs and several peaks that reach over 700 m. The Bafing river, an affluent of the Sassandra, flows east across the southern part of the park. The vegetation is mostly dense savanna woodland with some small patches of deciduous forest as islands in the savanna or as galleries along watercourses. In the southern part of the park the savanna is of two types. On well-drained soils the dominant grasses are Brachiaria serrata and Andropogon macrophyllus and the principal tree species are Daniella oliveri and Lophira lanceloata, while on seasonally waterlogged soils there are few ligneous species and the grass Loudetia phragmitoides predominates. In the drier north, Sudanian woodland occurs in which Isoberlinia doka is extremely common. Average annual rainfall is 1,350 mm.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Trachyphonus purpuratus resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Ahanta Francolin Pternistis ahantensis resident  1999  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus resident  1999  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Turaco Tauraco persa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bubo poensis resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bycanistes fistulator resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Tropicranus albocristatus resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Tockus fasciatus resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Tockus hartlaubi resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus resident  1999  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata resident  1999  present  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Little Green Woodpecker Campethera maculosa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Platysteira blissetti resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-bellied Helmet-shrike Prionops caniceps resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Emin's Shrike Lanius gubernator resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus resident  1999  present  A1, A2, A3  Vulnerable 
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Blue Swallow Hirundo nigrita resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii resident  1999  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Swamp Greenbul Thescelocichla leucopleura resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Baumann's Greenbul Phyllastrephus baumanni resident  1999  present  A1, A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Bulbul Criniger barbatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Hylia Hylia prasina resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens resident  1999  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardii resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Emerald Starling Coccycolius iris resident  1999  present  A3  Data Deficient 
Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina fraseri resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Alethe diademata resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapilla resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-fronted Black-chat Myrmecocichla albifrons resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-browed Forest Flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Cassin's Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Buff-throated Sunbird Nectarinia adelberti resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-breasted Negrofinch Nigrita bicolor resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-cheeked Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-faced Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mont Sangbe National Park 95,000 is identical to site 95,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   7%
Unknown   14%
Forest   78%

Land use

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

Other biodiversity Mammals of conservation concern include Pan troglodytes verus (EN), Colobus polykomos (LR/nt), Cercocebus atys lunulatus (EN), Cercopithecus diana rolowayi (EN), Epixerus ebi (LR/nt), Poiana richardsoni liberiensis (DD), Loxodonta africana africana (EN), Hyemoschus aquaticus (LR/nt), Syncerus caffer (LR/cd), Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt), Cephalophus maxwellii (LR/nt), C. rufilatus (LR/cd), C. niger (LR/nt), C. sylvicultor (LR/nt), C. dorsalis (LR/nt), Neotragus pygmaeus (LR/nt), Ourebia ourebi (LR/cd), Redunca redunca (LR/cd), Kobus kob kob (LR/cd), Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa (LR/cd), Alcelaphus buselaphus major (LR/cd), Hippotragus equinus (LR/cd). Two crocodiles of conservation concern occur: Crocodylus cataphractus (DD) and Osteolaemus tetraspis (VU).

References Lauginie et al. (1996), WCMC (1991).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sangbe Mountain National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/09/2014

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