MW008
Kasungu National Park


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
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU resident - 1 breeding pairs A1
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
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
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1999 present A3
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae 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
Böhm's Flycatcher Myopornis boehmi LC resident 1999 present 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
Shelley's Sunbird Cinnyris shelleyi LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser rufoscapulatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps NT resident 1999 present A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC 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)
Kasungu National Park National Park 235,862 protected area contains site 231,600

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)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kasungu National Park. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kasungu-national-park-iba-malawi on 23/09/2023.