CD013
Kahuzi-Biega National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Plumed Guineafowl Guttera plumifera LC resident 2000 present A3
Congo Peafowl Afropavo congensis VU resident 2000 present A1, A3
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis LC resident 2000 unknown A2
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii LC resident 2000 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 2000 present A3
White-naped Pigeon Columba albinucha NT resident 2000 unknown A3
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii NR resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini LC resident 2000 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 2000 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 2000 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara LC resident 2000 present A3
Bubo poensis NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Akun Eagle-owl Bubo leucostictus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Buteo oreophilus NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius LC resident 2000 present A3
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Bycanistes fistulator NR resident 2000 present A3
Tropicranus albocristatus NR resident 2000 present A3
Tockus fasciatus NR resident 2000 present A3
Tockus hartlaubi NR resident 2000 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 2000 present A3
White-thighed Hornbill Bycanistes albotibialis LC resident 2000 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 2000 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 2000 present A3
Trachyphonus purpuratus NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 2000 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Zenker's Honeyguide Melignomon zenkeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Campethera tullbergi NR resident 2000 unknown A3
African Piculet Verreauxia africana LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 2000 present A3
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 2000 present A3
Grauer's Broadbill Pseudocalyptomena graueri VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Mountain Oriole Oriolus percivali LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Grauer's Cuckoo-shrike Ceblepyris graueri NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Grey Cuckoo-shrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 2000 present A3
Petit's Cuckoo-shrike Campephaga petiti LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Eastern Wattled Cuckoo-shrike Lobotos oriolinus DD resident 2000 present A3
Blue Cuckoo-shrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-crested Helmet-shrike Prionops alberti VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dyaphorophyia castanea NR resident 2000 present A3
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Ituri Batis Batis ituriensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Laniarius poensis NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Red-eyed Puffback Dryoscopus senegalensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Doherty's Bush-shrike Telophorus dohertyi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis LC resident 2000 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 2000 present A3
Bedford's Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone bedfordi NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 2000 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 2000 unknown A3
White-bellied Crested-flycatcher Elminia albiventris LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Nicator Nicator vireo LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 2000 present A3
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti LC resident 2000 present A3
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans LC resident 2000 present A3
Grauer's Warbler Graueria vittata LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 2000 present A3
Cisticola chubbi NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 2000 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 2000 present A3
Gosling's Apalis Apalis goslingi LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 2000 present A3
Chattering Cisticola Cisticola anonymus LC resident 2000 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 2000 present A3
Grauer's Swamp-warbler Bradypterus graueri EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 2000 present A3
Andropadus nigriceps NR resident 2000 present A3
Phyllastrephus icterinus NR resident 2000 present A3
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serinus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 2000 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 2000 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 2000 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 2000 present A3
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei LC resident 2000 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Bearded Greenbul Criniger chloronotus LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri LC resident 2000 present A3
Sassi's Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi LC resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Uganda Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus budongoensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-faced Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laetus LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Neumann's Warbler Hemitesia neumanni LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 2000 present A3
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae LC resident 2000 present A3
Sylvia abyssinica NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Chapin's Mountain-babbler Kupeornis chapini NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus LC resident 2000 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Geokichla piaggiae NR resident 2000 present A3
Zoothera tanganjicae NR resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Stiphrornis erythrothorax NR resident 2000 present A3
Forest Scrub-robin Tychaedon leucosticta LC resident 2000 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 2000 present A3
Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Fraser's Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 2000 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Yellow-eyed Black-flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Archer's Robin-chat Dessonornis archeri LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Robin-chat Cossyphicula roberti LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Red-throated Alethe Chamaetylas poliophrys LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Deleornis fraseri NR resident 2000 present A3
Anthreptes rectirostris NR resident 2000 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens LC resident 2000 present A3
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus LC resident 2000 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Rockefeller's Sunbird Cinnyris rockefelleri VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Johanna's Sunbird Cinnyris johannae LC resident 2000 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 2000 present A3
Bates's Sunbird Cinnyris batesi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha LC resident 2000 present A3
Preuss's Weaver Ploceus preussi LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Red-crowned Malimbe Malimbus coronatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Parmoptila rubrifrons NR resident 2000 present A3
Grant's Bluebill Spermophaga poliogenys LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi VU resident 2000 present A1, A2
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 2000 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 2000 present A3
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons LC resident 2000 present A3
Serinus striolatus NR resident 2000 unknown A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 2000 unknown A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2001 high unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Not assessed Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kahuzi-Biega National Park World Heritage Site 600,000 is identical to site 560,000
Kahuzi-Biega Mountains National Park 600,000 is identical to site 560,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Unknown -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kahuzi-Biega National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017.