|Location||Senegal, St Louis|
|Central coordinates||13o 55.00' West 14o 55.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site lies due south of Ferlo North (site SN007) and almost due east of Dakar, separated from the eastern Senegal border with Mali by low hills, the northern outliers of the Bassari hills in the south-east of the country. It is almost contiguous with Ferlo North, separated only by the main road running west–east from Linguère to Matam (on the border with Mali). The altitude, relief, climate and vegetation are very similar to those described above for Ferlo North. However, because it lies further south, Ferlo South receives slightly higher rainfall. The soils tend to be ferruginous and there is more woodland and secondary grassland (especially towards the south of the site) than in Ferlo North.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Arabian Bustard Ardeotis arabs||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Near Threatened|
|Savile's Bustard Lophotis savilei||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Golden Nightjar Caprimulgus eximius||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Sahelian Woodpecker Dendropicos elachus||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Sennar Penduline-tit Anthoscopus punctifrons||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Cricket Longtail Spiloptila clamans||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Chestnut-bellied Starling Lamprotornis pulcher||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus||resident||1998||present||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Ferlo-Sud||Wildlife Reserve||633,700||is identical to site||633,700|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Other biodiversity No specific details are available, but it is likely that the Sahelian species occurring in Ferlo North (site SN007) will also occur in the northern part of Ferlo South, although all these species have been heavily hunted and any remaining populations are likely to be small and threatened.
References Morel and Morel (1990), Nøhr and Jørgensen (1997), Ornis Consult (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ferlo South. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014
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