2 Days Wenchi Crater Lake
About Wenchi Crater Lake
See Box and Table 3 for key species. A total of 150 bird species has been recorded at this site, five of which are Ethiopian endemics, and many more are Afrotropical Highlands biome species. Of interest among the biome species are Bostrychia carunculata, Agapornis taranta, Tauraco leucotis, Lybius undatus, Zoothera piaggiae, Pseudoalcippe abyssinica, Parophasma galinieri, Parus leuconotus, Oriolus monacha, Corvus crassirostris, Poeoptera stuhlmanni, Onychognathus tenuirostris, Cinnyricinclus sharpii, Cryptospiza salvadorii and Serinus nigriceps. Chilimo forest supports populations of many other important birds including Accipiter melanoleucus, A. tachiro, Buteo buteo, B. oreophilus, Aquila pomarina, A. verreauxii, the poorly known Kaupifalco monogrammicus and the forest specialist Stephanoaetus coronatus.
Non-bird biodiversity: The endemic Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki occurs. A significant number of Afro-montane endemic tree and shrub species occur at this site, along with the Ethiopian endemics Erythrina brucei, a tree species which occurs in more open and inhabited areas, and the shrub Acanthus sennii.