MW010
Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve


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
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1999 present A3
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax 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
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1999 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1999 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata 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
White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps NT 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
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta 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 Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset unknown

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
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%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ntchisi Forest Reserve 9,712 is identical to site 9,712

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: Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ntchisi-mountain-forest-reserve-iba-malawi on 28/02/2024.