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Location Guinea-Bissau, Bafatá,Gabú,Tombali
Central coordinates 14o 30.00' West  11o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 177,000 ha
Altitude 20 - 132m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description Dulombi is situated around the junction of Gabú, Bafatá and Tombali Regions in the central-southern part of the country. The southern border of the site is formed by the international frontier with the Republic of Guinea between the towns of Contabane in the south-west and Boé in the south-east. From near Boé the boundary runs northwards along the course of the Rio Corubal to just west of the town of Ché Ché then westwards almost as far as Xitole and so south towards Contabane. The park is drained by the Rio Corubal which flows through it and forms part of the eastern boundary. Vegetation is comprised of dry, sparse woodland, patches of dense woodland and stretches of gallery forest. Mean annual rainfall is 1,500 mm.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1997  present  A3  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 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla 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 
Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-cheeked Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   5%
Unknown   11%
Shrubland   2%
Forest   80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
Notes: Local and commercial honey collection.

Other biodiversity Mammals include Pan troglodytes (EN), Loxodonta africana (EN ) (a wet season migrant from the Republic of Guinea), Panthera leo (VU), Syncerus caffer (LR/cd), Colobus polykomos (LR/nt), Cephalophus dorsalis (LR/nt), C. sylvicultor (LR/nt) and Hippotragus equinus (LR/cd) as well as the crocodile Osteolaemis tetraspis (VU). The last sighting in Guinea-Bissau of Tragelaphus derbianus (LR/nt) was from this site.

References DGFC-MDRA/CECI (1993).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dulombi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014

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