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Mtangatanga and Perekezi Forest Reserves


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Racquet-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii LC resident 1999 present A3
Miombo Pied Barbet Tricholaema frontata 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
Stierling's Wren-warbler Calamonastes stierlingi LC resident 1999 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1999 present A3
Miombo Scrub-robin Tychaedon barbata LC resident 1999 present A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Anchieta's Sunbird Anthreptes anchietae LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris gertrudis LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps NT resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli LC resident 1999 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
South Viphya Forest Reserve 114,780 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Perekezi Forest Reserve 14,762 protected area contained by site 14,762
Mtangatanga Forest Reserve 8,443 protected area contained by site 8,443

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mtangatanga and Perekezi Forest Reserves. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mtangatanga-and-perekezi-forest-reserves-iba-malawi on 27/02/2024.