Balcad Nature Reserve IBA

Area:470 acres (190 hectares)
IBA Criteria:A2, A3
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Climate:View Climate Data
Köppen climate classification:BSh (Climate: arid; Precipitation: steppe; Temperature: hot arid)
Land Use:View Land Use Data


Name IBA Criteria  Website 
Acryllium vulturinum (Vulturine Guineafowl)A3
Anthreptes orientalis (Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird)A3
Bradornis microrhynchus (African Grey Flycatcher)A3
Calendulauda poecilosterna (Pink-breasted Lark)A3
Caprimulgus donaldsoni (Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar)A3
Chalcomitra hunteri (Hunter's sunbird)A3
Colius leucocephalus (White-headed Mousebird)A3
Corythaixoides leucogaster (White-bellied Go-away-bird)A3
Crithagra dorsostriata (White-bellied Canary)A3
Dinemellia dinemelli (White-headed Buffalo Weaver)A3
Emberiza poliopleura (Somali Bunting)A3
Estrilda charmosyna (Black-cheeked Waxbill)A3
Euplectes diadematus (Fire-fronted Bishop)A3
Francolinus leucoscepus (Yellow-necked Francolin)A3
Lamprotornis fischeri (Fischer's Starling)A3
Lamprotornis regius (Golden-breasted starling)A3
Laniarius nigerrimus (Manda Boubou)A2, A3
Laniarius ruficeps (Red-naped Bushshrike)A3
Lanius cabanisi (Long-tailed Fiscal)A3
Lanius dorsalis (Taita Fiscal)A3
Lophotis gindiana (Buff-crested Bustard)A3
Macronyx aurantiigula (Pangani Longclaw)A3
Melierax poliopterus (Eastern Chanting Goshawk)A3
Merops revoilii (Somali Bee-eater)A3
Mirafra hypermetra (Red-winged Lark)A3
Passer gongonensis (Parrot-billed Sparrow)A3
Phoeniculus somaliensis (Black-billed Wood Hoopoe)A3
Ploceus bojeri (Golden Palm Weaver)A3
Poicephalus rufiventris (Red-bellied Parrot)A3
Prinia somalica (Pale Prinia)A3
Pterocles decoratus (Black-faced Sandgrouse)A3
Rhinopomastus minor (Abyssinian Scimitarbill)A3
Speculipastor bicolor (Magpie Starling)A3
Sylvietta isabellina (Somali Crombec)A3
Tchagra jamesi (Three-streaked Tchagra)A3
Tmetothylacus tenellus (Golden Pipit)A3
Tockus deckeni (Von der Decken's Hornbill)A3
Trachyphonus darnaudii (D'Arnaud's Barbet)A3
Turdoides aylmeri (Scaly Chatterer)A3
Turdus tephronotus (African Bare-eyed Thrush)A3
Uraeginthus cyanocephalus (Blue-capped Cordon-bleu)A3
Uraeginthus ianthinogaster (Purple Grenadier)A3
Vidua fischeri (Straw-tailed Whydah)A3
Zosterops abyssinicus (Abyssinian White-eye)A3

Important Bird Area provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263