Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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29o 53.88' East 1o 30.48' South
A1, A2, A3
Year of IBA assessment
Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda (Affiliate)
Site description Rugezi marsh is located in an inundated valley in the north of Rwanda, to the east of Lake Burera on Uganda border. The vegetation of the marsh is dominated by Miscanthidium violaceum with stands of Cyperus latifolius around the fringes and an area of papyrus C. papyrus near the point of outflow. Average annual rainfall is estimated at 1,200 mm.
Key Biodiversity See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Some 43 species have been recorded from the marsh and its immediate vicinity, including five of the Afrotropical Highlands biome (see Table 3). This site is important for Bradypterus graueri and is unusual in that this species occurs together with B. carpalis.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.