Avifauna do Parque Nacional da Quiçama

Latest version published by INBAC on Oct 15, 2018 INBAC

Quiçama National Park is situated 70 kilometres south of Luanda, the capital of Angola. The park spans an area of 9,960 km2 and has as natural limits the Cuanza and Longa Rivers, as well as the Atlantic Ocean in the west with 125 km of coastline. The park is situated in the Zambezian phytogeographic region presenting three main zones: extensive flood-plains with Echinochloa spp grassland and Cyperus papyrus swamps of the Cuanza and Longa rivers; well-rounded hills of heavy cotton soils with treeless Setaria welwitschii grasslands; and gently undulating plateaux of deep red to yellow sands with a mosaic of savannah and thicket communities. The park has the capacity to provide large and ecologically viable habitats to protect many species, including several listed as threatened on the IUCN red list, and it is recognised as an Important Bird Area (IBA - A1, A2, A3: 2001). The present dataset is a result of collateral data gathered during a mammal survey conducted by INBAC and RWCP Angolan team between June and September 2017. Given that the Quiçama National Park avifauna is poorly known, this dataset is a first step to update knowledge on the birds of this IBA. It is intention of INBAC to continue documenting the avifauna in the park in order to create a checklist, valuable for management activities as well as to both researchers and tourists. Currently the dataset is composed by 66 species of which we highlight Gyps africanus (CR), Torgos tracheliotos (EN), Polemaetus bellicosus (VU), Terathopius ecaudatus (NT) and Platysteira albifrons (NT).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 104 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • Multimedia 

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 104 records in English (11 KB) - Update frequency: as needed
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Sá S, Fernandes S, Elizalde D (2017): Avifauna do Parque Nacional da Quiçama. v1.3. INBAC. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=passaros_quicama&v=1.3


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is INBAC. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 35f47748-8f91-4cca-9d2c-573ab66078cc.  INBAC publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Diversity; Bird species; ecology; Angola; Red listed; Observation


Who created the resource:

Sango Sá
Chief of Department
INBAC Rua 26 de Janeiro, Quarteirão Nimi ya Luqueni Kilamba Luanda Luanda AO +244924175953
Sara Fernandes
RWCP Angola Lubango Lubango Lubango AO
David Elizalde
RWCP Angola Lubango Lubango Lubango AO

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sango de Sá
Chief of Department
INBAC Rua 26 de Janeiro, Quarteirão Nimi ya Luqueni Kilamba Luanda Luanda AO +244924175953

Who filled in the metadata:

Sango de Sá
Chief of Department

Who else was associated with the resource:

Sango de Sá
David Elizalde
RWCP Angola AO

Geographic Coverage

Parque Nacional da Quiçama

Bounding Coordinates South West [-10.39, 13.19], North East [-9.18, 14.21]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-06-15 / 2017-10-07

Project Data

No Description available

Title Strengthening the institutional network in Angola to mobilize biodiversity data
Identifier BID-AF2015-0122-NAC
Funding GBIF BID National Grant
Study Area Description Angola

The personnel involved in the project:

Sango de Sá
Sara Fernandes Elizalde
David Elizalde Castells

Sampling Methods

observações oportunísticas

Study Extent Parque Nacional da Quiçama

Method step description:

  1. N/A

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 35f47748-8f91-4cca-9d2c-573ab66078cc