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Location Nigeria, Kaduna
Central coordinates 8o 30.00' East  9o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 12,000 ha
Altitude 305 - 1,370m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Nigerian Conservation Foundation



Site description The Kagoro–Nindam Forest Reserves comprise four Forest Reserves and areas of communal land near Kagoro in southern Kaduna State. The reserves are situated on the Kagoro Hills (a western extension of the Jos Plateau), which rise to over 1,300 m and dominate the landscape. The vegetation of the reserves is a mosaic of savanna and forest. The forests occur mainly in river and stream valleys, but also elsewhere away from the rivers, as a consequence of the relatively high average annual rainfall, about 1,550 mm. Areas of wooded savanna occur on ridge-tops or at previously forested parts that have been cleared for agriculture. The area is drained by numerous streams which empty into the Sanga river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex resident  1999  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-thighed Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown-chested Lapwing Vanellus superciliosus breeding  1999  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Adamawa Turtle-dove Streptopelia hypopyrrha resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Guinea Turaco Tauraco persa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
African Pied Hornbill Tockus fasciatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bearded Barbet Lybius dubius resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Platysteira blissetti resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sun Lark Galerida modesta resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Apalis rufogularis resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Grey Greenbul Andropadus gracilis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Plain Greenbul Andropadus curvirostris resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-browed Forest Flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Little Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa epulata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Buff-throated Sunbird Nectarinia adelberti resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Splendid Sunbird Nectarinia coccinigaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Superb Sunbird Nectarinia superba resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Heuglin's Masked-weaver Ploceus heuglini resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-cheeked Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-faced Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta resident  1999  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kagorko Forest Reserve 603 protected area contained by site 603  
Ninjam Forest Reserve 5,883 protected area contained by site 5,883  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   13%
Savanna   3%
Forest   83%

Land use

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

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Dyer et al. (1986), Sharland (1980), Wilkinson and Beecroft (1988).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014

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