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Location Mali, Mopti
Central coordinates 3o 58.00' West  15o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 8,000 ha
Altitude 264 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Site description This site is located in the north-eastern part of the Inner Delta of the Niger, some 25 km north-west of the town of Kona and 20 km south-east of Lac Débo (site ML009). The site includes two areas of Acacia woodland, approximately 4 km apart, which support mixed heron and cormorant breeding colonies. The IBA is defined as a circle with a diameter of 10 km, centred on the middle of the woodland area. The area surrounding the woods is composed of seasonally inundated agricultural land, permanently and semi-permanently flooded depressions and areas of mixed grasses.

Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. In 1985 more than 15,000 pairs of herons and cormorants of nine species were recorded breeding at Timisobo while in 1986 up to 20,000 pairs of herons and cormorants of 10 species were breeding at Képagou.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Garganey Spatula querquedula winter  1977  150,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis breeding  1986  15,500 breeding pairs  A4i  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1986  800 breeding pairs  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa winter  1977  30,000 individuals  A4i  Near Threatened 
Ruff Calidris pugnax winter  1978  31,000 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1986  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1977-1978  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   85%
Shrubland   7%
Grassland   7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

References Skinner et al. (1987).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Timisobo - Képagou. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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