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Location South Africa, Western Cape
Central coordinates 20o 37.00' East  33o 25.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 34,015 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 1,622m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

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Summary The reserve is one of the largest in the Western Cape and it lies in part of the Anysberg Mountain Catchment Area, which eventually drains into the Gourits River system. Despite a low diversity in birds, the reserve supports many Fynbos and Namib-Karoo biome-restricted assemblage species, as well as supporting many other arid-zone specials.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cape Francolin Pternistis capensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus resident  present  A1  Least Concern 
Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Victorin's Scrub-warbler Bradypterus victorini resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Rock-jumper Chaetops frenatus resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Orange-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia violacea resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Protea Canary Serinus leucopterus resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Siskin Serinus totta resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Anysberg Provincial Nature Reserve 46,530 protected area contains site 34,015  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Shrubland - Cape (fynbos)  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%
nature conservation and research 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anysberg Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014

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