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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 [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Green Longtail Urolais epichlorus resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Western Mountain Greenbul Andropadus tephrolaemus resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cameroon Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus poensis resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Bangwa Forest Warbler Bradypterus bangwaensis resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A1, A2, A3  Near Threatened 
Black-capped Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus herberti resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
White-bellied Robin-chat Cossyphicula roberti resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Cameroon Sunbird Nectarinia oritis resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Nectarinia preussi resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Fernando Po Oliveback Nesocharis shelleyi resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Thick-billed Seedeater Serinus burtoni resident  2000  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus resident  2000  present [units unknown]  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 16/04/2014

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