|Central coordinates||36o 48.06' East 7o 39.54' North|
|Altitude||1,650 - 1,670m|
|Year of IBA assessment||1996|
Site description Koffe swamp is 7 km south-west of Jimma, the capital of Jimma Zone. It is on the Jimma–Seka road in an area of relatively flat land, surrounded by small hills. Small rivers in the area include the Kilo and Melka Faki. Koffe swamp supports significant expanses of Typha sp., but there is no further information on vegetation. However, at Jimma Airport, the swamp near the road also comprises Persicaria spp. and Alisma plantago-aquatica, while the meadow around the airport has several species of grasses up to 1 m tall. Areas of short grassland, which are intensively grazed, contain Cynodon dactylon and some clumps of Hyparrhenia sp. The dominant crop is maize, but the farmers also grow root and other crops.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus||resident||1995||10 individuals||medium||A1||Vulnerable|
|Abyssinian Longclaw Macronyx flavicollis||resident||1995||10 individuals||poor||A1||Near Threatened|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Freshwater lakes and pools; Permanent herbaceous swamps and bogs; Rivers & streams||major|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Improved pasture land and wooded farmland||minor|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Collection and sale of eggs of Grus carunculatus.|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society Survey Team (1995).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koffe swamp. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014
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