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Location Mali, Koulikoro
Central coordinates 7o 45.00' West  12o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 18,000 ha
Altitude 303 - 545m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description The site lies between Bamako and Kulikoro and is named after the villages of Sirakoroni and Tyènfala which, respectively, lie to the north and south. The site is bounded by the Niger river between Koulikoroba and the dam east of Bamako, from where the boundary runs along the track towards Kolounikoro as far as the junction of two tributaries of the Dlan river, from there east to Sirakoroni and from Sirakoroni eastwards along the track to the junction with the track from Koulikoro to Banamba, then south along the track to Koulikoroba. The site includes an area of rocky hills dissected by steep-sided valleys through which temporary watercourses flow. The vegetation of the area is rough grass and stunted shrubs and bushes, interspersed by rocky outcrops.

Key Biodiversity See Box and Table 2 for key species.

Non-bird biodiversity: The endemic amphibian Schoutedenella milletihorsini (Arthroleptidae) has been recorded from close to this site and may well occur within it.

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 
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea 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 
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus 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 
Bronze-tailed Glossy-starling Lamprotornis chalcurus 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 
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Mali Firefinch Lagonosticta virata resident  1997  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda caerulescens resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   67%
Wetlands (inland)   2%
Shrubland   29%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
other -
Notes: Firewood collection.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sirakoroni - Tyènfala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014

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