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Location Guinea, Kindia
Central coordinates 13o 7.00' West  9o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 13,400 ha
Altitude 150 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description Grandes Chutes Forest Reserve is situated in the southern Fouta Djalon immediately north of the town of Mambiya, beside the Conakry–Kindia road. The habitat is wooded savanna and grassland and, along the northern boundary of the reserve, a tributary of the River Badi is lined by gallery forest. The terrain is hilly, with some steep slopes and sheer rock-faces.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Turati's Boubou Laniarius turatii resident  present [units unknown]  A1  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Pied-winged Swallow Hirundo leucosoma resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Sun Lark Galerida modesta resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardii resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapilla resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Red-faced Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara resident  1997  present [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Grandes Chutes Classified Forest 13,400 is identical to site 13,400  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   5%
Unknown   10%
Shrubland   59%
Forest   24%

Land use

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

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Grandes Chutes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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