|Central coordinates||14o 33.00' West 10o 29.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 5m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site is located on the north-west coast, to the south of the town of Kamsar, at the mouth of Rio Kapatchez. It extends between Pointe Gonzalez to the north-west and the Koumba river to the south-east, just to the north of Cap Verga. The site includes a large expanse of mudflats as well as mangroves, sand-dunes, freshwater marsh and rice-fields. Mangroves are well-developed along the Kaliki river and, at its mouth, c.3 km east of Pointe Gonzalez, is a sandy islet known as Khôni Benki.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor||winter||-||5,000-10,000 individuals||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus||winter||1998||1,470 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Little Tern Sternula albifrons||winter||1998||1,800 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||-||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Rio Kapatchez||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||20,000||is identical to site||20,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||9%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity The dolphin Sousa teuszii (DD) has been recorded near Khôni Benki.
References Altenburg and van der Kamp (1991a, b), Jones (1993).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rio Kapatchez. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014
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