Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve

Important bird area (IBA), National Reserve
Record Public

Description

This area includes the largest and most intact coastal forest in East Africa, located in the Coast province of Kenya.
In the area there are the following habitats: coastal forests, woodlands and seasonal pools.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of at least 270 species. Highlight to the Clarke's Weaver (Ploceus golandi), which is a Kenya endemic species and occurs only in this area and in another area 30 kms to the north. Highlight also to the occurrence of globally threatened birds species: Amani Sunbird (Anthreptes pallidigaster), Plain-backed Sunbird (Anthreptes reichenowi), East Coast Akalat (Sheppardia gunningi), Sokoke Scops-owl (Otus ireneae), Sokoke Pipit (Anthus sokokensis), and Spotted Ground-thrush (Zoothera guttata).

Geographic information

-3.312509°, 39.885220°
0m - 210m
416km²

Territories

Habitats

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Threats

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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • Important bird area (IBA)
    • Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
      KE007
      Yes
      100.00
  • National Reserve
    • Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve
      Yes
      100.00
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