MZ006
Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique)


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
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1999 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1999 present A3
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii LC resident 1999 present A3
Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha VU resident - present A1
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike Prionops scopifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Woodwards' Batis Batis fratrum LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus olivaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
Gorgeous Bush-shrike Telophorus viridis 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
Cinnamon-breasted Tit Melaniparus pallidiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Briar Warbler Oreophilais robertsi LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Chirinda Apalis Apalis chirindensis VU resident 1999 present A2, A3
Stierling's Wren-warbler Calamonastes stierlingi LC resident 1999 present A3
Barratt's Warbler Bradypterus barratti LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1999 present A1, A3
Stripe-cheeked Bulbul Arizelocichla milanjensis NT resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corusca LC resident 1999 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1999 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1999 present A3
Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Boulder Chat Pinarornis plumosus LC resident 1999 present A3
Gurney's Sugarbird Promerops gurneyi NT resident 1999 present A3
Plain-backed Sunbird Anthreptes reichenowi NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis 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
Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2020 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Moribane Forest Reserve 5,300 protected area overlaps with site 0
Maronga Forest Reserve 8,300 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
other -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2022.