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Location Guinea, Labé
Central coordinates 12o 31.00' West  11o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description The site lies within the Fouta Djalon due west of the town of Labé and includes a small Forest Reserve (568 ha). The area is grassland with scattered trees and shrubs, some dense stands of trees and shrubs, and gallery forest along the watercourses. Much of the reserve lies at around 1,000 m and contains a waterfall where the Kakrima river begins its descent to the lowlands. Precise limits of the site have yet to be determined.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Turati's Boubou Laniarius turatii resident  present  A1  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sun Lark Galerida modesta resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardii resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapilla resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-fronted Black-chat Myrmecocichla albifrons resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Sala Classified Forest 568 protected area contained by site 568  

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -

Other biodiversity None are known to BirdLife International, but the site is within the Fouta Djalon centre of plant endemism, therefore some of the endemics may occur.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chutes de la Sala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014

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