Working for birds in Africa

The avifauna of Cangandala National Park, Angola

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Summary. Cangandala National Park, in north-central Angola, covers 60,000 ha and consists mainly of broad-leaved Brachystegia-Julbernardia woodland. In 1972 and 1973, 161 species were recorded at this site, which was subsequently identified as an Important Bird Area. Visits between 2003 and January 2008 have raised this total to 231, including 20 species restricted to the Zambezian biome. The site supports several species of interest to birdwatchers, including a high diversity of Miombo specialists, such as Finsch's Francolin Francolinus (Scleroptila) finschi, Black-necked Eremomela Eremomela atricollis and Bohm's Flycatcher Muscicapa boehmi. Although access is currently restricted, it is likely to become an important birdwatching site in the future.

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