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Location Cameroon, West Province
Central coordinates 10o 21.00' East  5o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 200 ha
Altitude 1,800 - 2,045m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Cameroon Biodiversity Conservation Society (Affiliate)



Site description Situated some 50 km north-east of Mont Manengouba (CM021), to the south of the Bafang–Bangangté road, the site comprises an area of remnant forest, isolated in a cuvette near the summit Mont Bana, at about 2,000 m. The vegetation includes submontane forest surrounded by Sporobolus africanus grassland and Eucalyptus plantations. There are also a number of gallery forests along drainage lines.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Brown-backed Cisticola Cisticola discolor resident  2000  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Green Longtail Urolais epichlorus resident  2000  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Western Mountain Greenbul Andropadus tephrolaemus resident  2000  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cameroon Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus poensis resident  2000  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Bangwa Forest Warbler Bradypterus bangwaensis resident  2000  present  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Black-capped Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus herberti resident  2000  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-bellied Robin-chat Cossyphicula roberti resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Cameroon Sunbird Nectarinia oritis resident  2000  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Nectarinia preussi resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Fernando Po Oliveback Nesocharis shelleyi resident  2000  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Thick-billed Seedeater Serinus burtoni resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus resident  2000  present  A3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mid-altitude forest - transitional  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Amiet and Libert (1995), McKay (1994).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mont Bana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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