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Location South Sudan, Central Equatoria,East Equatoria
Central coordinates 32o 8.00' East  5o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 1,650,000 ha
Altitude 200 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description This site is located between the towns of Bor in the north and Juba in the south, to the east of the White Nile. The park is centred on a swamp c.40 km east of the town of Mongalla which provides a dry-season refuge for mammal populations. It also includes the large surrounding area of mostly waterless plains.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Jackson's Hornbill Tockus jacksoni resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Hemprich's Hornbill Lophoceros hemprichii resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra 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 
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-winged Grey Warbler Drymocichla incana resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey Wren-warbler Camaroptera simplex resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous Chatterer Turdoides rubiginosa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dusky Babbler Turdoides tenebrosa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-fronted Black-chat Myrmecocichla albifrons resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae breeding  1999  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Kenya Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis 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 
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Heuglin's Masked-weaver Ploceus heuglini resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Cinnamon Weaver Ploceus badius resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua interjecta resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Trachyphonus darnaudii resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Badinglo National Park 1,650,000 is identical to site 1,650,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   37%
Shrubland   55%
Grassland   2%
Forest   4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Other biodiversity The following mammals of global conservation concern occur, or used to do so: Giraffa camelopardalis (LR/cd), Syncerus caffer (LR/cd), Alcelaphus buselaphus (LR/cd), Redunca redunca (LR/cd), Tragelaphus derbianus (LR/nt) and Kobus kobus (LR/cd).

References Lever (1984).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bandingilo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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