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Malimbus ballmanni (Gola Malimbe)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Gola malimbe or Ballman's malimbe (Malimbus ballmanni) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family.It is found in Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.It is threatened by habitat loss. The common name and scientific name commemorate the German geoscientist Peter Ballmann who also collected birds, including one of the first specimens of this species.
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Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Malimbus ballmanni

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.73185
EDGE Score: 3.63376


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  100 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  10 %
Forages - Understory [1]  10 %
Forages - Ground [1]  80 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Western Guinean lowland forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kenting National Park II 78882 Taiwan
Sapo National Park II 239074 Liberia  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Cavally and Goin: Debe Forest Reserves Cte dIvoire A1, A2
Cestos: Senkwen Liberia A1, A2, A3
Gola Forest Reserve Sierra Leone A1, A2, A3
Sapo National Park Liberia A1, A2, A3
Zwedru Liberia A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo Yes




Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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