|Location||Cape Verde, Fogo|
|Central coordinates||24o 40.00' West 14o 58.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 96m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The Ilhéus do Rombo, situated north-east of the island of Brava, consist of two main islets of low elevation, Ilhéu Grande (3 km²) and Ilhéu de Cima (1.5 km²), and several smaller rocks and stacks. All are barren or almost so, and only the larger islets support scattered, sparse, grassy vegetation. The group is uninhabited, but Ilhéu Grande has been used by goat-farmers and whalers in the past. Ilhéu de Cima is famous for its seabird colonies, but no seabirds breed on Ilhéu Grande, although there must have been large colonies once, as thick layers of guano are present.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Iago Sparrow Passer iagoensis||resident||1996||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||-||-||10,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|llheus do Rombo - llheus do Rombo||Integral Reserve||0||protected area contained by site||0|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
|Notes: Collection of eggs and young of seabirds.|
Other biodiversity Turtles (species undetermined) are known to lay on the small, sandy beaches of Ilhéu de Cima.
References Hazevoet (1994, 1995).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilhéus do Rombo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/03/2014
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