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Location Chad, Moyen-Chari
Central coordinates 18o 5.00' East  9o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 114,000 ha
Altitude 362 - 452m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description Manda National Park is located in central-southern Chad, to the north-west of the town of Sarh, bounded on its south-western side by the Sarh–N’Djamena road and on its north-eastern side by the Chari river. The park consists mainly of woodland-savanna and grassy flood-plain. Patchy stands of dense woodland and fringing vegetation, dominated by Isoberlinia and Monotes spp., are found along watercourses and around marshy pools. The banks of the Chari, on the north-eastern side of the park, are seasonally inundated following rainfall which starts towards the end of April. Average annual rainfall is approximately 1,100 mm.

Key Biodiversity See Box and Table 2 for key species. An estimated 30–40 Struthio camelus occur.

Non-bird biodiversity: Threatened mammal species include Lycaon pictus (EN).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-breasted Barbet Pogonornis rolleti resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous Cisticola Cisticola rufus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardii resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-collared Starling Grafisia torquata resident  1997  rare  A3  Least Concern 
Gambaga Flycatcher Muscicapa gambagae breeding  1997  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-faced Pytilia Pytilia hypogrammica resident  1997  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Manda National Park 114,000 is identical to site 114,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   66%
Grassland   2%
Forest   31%

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Manda National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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