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Location Cape Verde, Santiago
Central coordinates 23o 35.00' West  15o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 1 ha
Altitude 400 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Site description The site consists of two mahogany Khaya senegalensis trees of moderate height, standing together on private farmland in a valley bottom, near the village of Banana, in eastern-central Santiago. The area is intensively farmed; mainly maize, beans and sugar-cane.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea resident  present  A1  Least Concern 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Hazevoet (1992b, 1995, 1997, 1999).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mahoganies at Banana, Ribeira Montanha, Ilha de Santiago. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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