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Location South Sudan, West Equatoria
Central coordinates 27o 30.00' East  5o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 17,000 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description Bengangai is a small forested Game Reserve on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, west of the town of Yambio. The site is bounded to the west by the Biki river and to the east by the Ogo river, to the south by the border with DR Congo and to the north by the road linking Yambio with the international frontier of the Central African Republic, immediately to the north-west. The vegetation of the site is principally Guinea–Congolian forest.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Trachyphonus purpuratus resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Heuglin's Francolin Pternistis icterorhynchus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii 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 
White-naped Pigeon Columba albinucha resident  1999  present  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Niam-niam Parrot Poicephalus crassus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bee-eater Merops breweri resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bycanistes fistulator resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Tockus fasciatus resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Tockus hartlaubi resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut Wattle-eye Platysteira castanea resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Jameson's Wattle-eye Platysteira jamesoni resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrhynchus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue-headed Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Apalis rufogularis resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota 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 
Common Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Lesser Bristlebill Bleda notatus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-tailed Bulbul Criniger calurus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-spotted Nicator Nicator chloris resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Hylia Hylia prasina resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dusky Babbler Turdoides tenebrosa resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina fraseri resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Alethe diademata resident  1999  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Little Green Sunbird Nectarinia seimundi resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Green-throated Sunbird Nectarinia rubescens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua interjecta resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bengangai Game Reserve 17,000 is identical to site 17,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Savanna   37%
Forest   62%

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: Pan troglodytes (EN), Loxodonta africana (EN), Cephalophus sylvicultor (LR/nt), C. rufilatus (LR/cd), Tragelaphus euryceros (LR/nt), Syncerus caffer (LR/cd) and Kobus ellipsiprymnus (LR/cd).

References Hillman (1983), Hillman and Hillman (1986), Kenyi (1988).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bengangai. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2014

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