MW002
Nyika National Park (Malawi)


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
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1999 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1999 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1999 present A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1999 present A3
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii LC resident 1999 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 1999 present A3
Miombo Pied Barbet Tricholaema frontata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-faced Barbet Pogonornis macclounii LC resident 1999 present A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1999 present A3
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1999 present A3
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-capped Crombec Sylvietta ruficapilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Stierling's Wren-warbler Calamonastes stierlingi LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1999 present A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1999 unknown A3
Black-browed Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla fusciceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 1999 present A3
Phyllastrephus alfredi NR resident 1999 present A2, A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown Warbler Sylvia lugens LC resident 1999 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 1999 present A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 1999 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1999 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1999 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1999 present A3
Miombo Scrub-robin Tychaedon barbata LC resident 1999 present A3
Böhm's Flycatcher Bradornis boehmi LC resident 1999 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Rusty-flanked Robin-chat Dessonornis macclounii LC resident 1999 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-chested Alethe Chamaetylas fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A3
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti LC resident 1999 present A3
Anchieta's Sunbird Anthreptes anchietae LC resident 1999 present A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni LC resident 1999 present A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris gertrudis LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser rufoscapulatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Montane Widowbird Euplectes psammacromius LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1999 present A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1999 present A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC resident 1999 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli LC resident 1999 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 1999 present A2, 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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nyika National Park National Park 309,232 is identical to site 313,400

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nyika National Park (Malawi). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2020.