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Tsavo West 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
Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus LC resident 1999 present A3
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar Caprimulgus donaldsoni LC resident 1999 present A3
Corncrake Crex crex LC passage - present A1
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-headed Mousebird Colius leucocephalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni LC resident 1999 present A3
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor LC resident 1999 present A3
Somali Bee-eater Merops revoilii LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus LC resident 1999 present A3
D'Arnaud's Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-throated Barbet Tricholaema melanocephala LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Pringle's Puffback Dryoscopus pringlii LC resident 1999 present A3
Three-streaked Tchagra Tchagra jamesi LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-naped Bush-shrike Laniarius ruficeps LC resident 1999 present A3
Rosy-patched Bush-shrike Rhodophoneus cruentus LC resident 1999 present A3
Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi LC resident 1999 present A3
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis LC resident 1999 present A3
Somali Tit Melaniparus thruppi LC resident 1999 present A3
Mouse-coloured Penduline-tit Anthoscopus musculus LC resident 1999 present A3
Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra LC resident 1999 present A3
Friedmann's Lark Mirafra pulpa DD resident 1999 present A1, A3
Somali Crombec Sylvietta isabellina LC unknown 1999 unknown A3
Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex LC resident 1999 present A3
Ashy Cisticola Cisticola cinereolus LC resident 1999 present A3
Tiny Cisticola Cisticola nana LC resident 1999 present A3
Pale Prinia Prinia somalica LC unknown 1999 unknown A3
Basra Reed-warbler Acrocephalus griseldis EN passage - present A1
Banded Warbler Sylvia boehmi LC resident 1999 present A3
Kenya White-eye Zosterops flavilateralis LC resident 1999 present A3
Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa LC resident 1999 present A3
Scaly Chatterer Argya aylmeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Hildebrandt's Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti LC resident 1999 present A3
Golden-breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius LC resident 1999 present A3
Fischer's Starling Lamprotornis fischeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus tephronotus LC resident 1999 present A3
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis LC resident 1999 present A3
Hunter's Sunbird Chalcomitra hunteri LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris nectarinioides LC resident 1999 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-capped Social-weaver Pseudonigrita cabanisi LC resident 1999 present A3
Fire-fronted Bishop Euplectes diadematus LC resident 1999 present A3
Taveta Golden Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-headed Silverbill Odontospiza griseicapilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula LC resident 1999 present A3
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus LC resident 1999 present A3
Southern Grosbeak-canary Crithagra buchanani LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata LC resident 1999 present A3
Somali Bunting Emberiza poliopleura LC resident 1999 present 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high unfavourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - intentional use: subsistence/sml scale likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tsavo West National Park 906,500 protected area overlaps with site 906,500
Tsavo East National Park 1,174,700 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary 43,096 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, dry -
Savanna Bushland & thicket - evergreen, Wooded grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tsavo West National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2020.