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Birds/Avi fauna in Salonga National Park

Birds in Salonga national park; The park also has wide-range of birds including the 101 species of birds that have been recorded and 153 may be confirmed. Birds include cattle egret Bubulcus ibis, black stork Ciconia nigra (migrant), yellow-billed stork Mycteria ibis, the African grey parrot Psittacus erythacus, a popular species for sale, and the endemic Congo peafowl Afropavo congensis. A list of birds from the Park has recently been compiled by Van Krunkelsven. In spite of Salonga‘s protected status as largest tropical rainforest national park endowed with unique wildlife species notably the endangered species of Bonobo or pygmy chimpanzee Pan Paniscus as well as unique bird species, there have been very few visitors in the past because of the lack of infrastructure and access, and more recently, civil war. However, the post at Mundja is accessible by air. The park remains relatively accessible along a network of rivers, navigable by dugout canoe, that traverse both sectors of the park in an east-west direction and by several abandoned roads around parts of the park periphery that are still traversable by foot and bicycle.