Mount Kulal

Country/Territory Kenya
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0 m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

Northern Kenya's Mt Kulal (see map, p. 380) is a Secondary Area because it is the only locality for the threatened Kulal White-eye Zosterops kulalensis. It is here treated as a full species, following Collar et al. (1994), though Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993) and Dowsett and Dowsett-Lemaire (1993) consider it to be a form of the widespread Broad-ringed White-eye Z. poliogaster. It is abundant in the mountain forest, but is classified as Critical as by 1980 only 40 km2 of the mountain had tree cover, all of which was heavily degraded by cattle (Diamond and Keith 1980).

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Category
Kulal White-eye (Zosterops kulalensis) NT

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
Mount Kulal forest Kenya

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Kulal. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/eba/search on 01/06/2023.