Mount Namuli

Country/territory: Mozambique

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2001)
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Area: 160,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
The site consists of Mount Namuli and part of the plain to the north. The mountain is an isolated peak rising out of the plain. Habitat consists of Brachystegia woodland at the base, grassland and scrub with forested river valleys on the slopes, grassy plateaus with forest patches and dense forest at the summit.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Tables 2 and 3 for key species. Alethe choloensis, Modulatrix orostruthus and Apalis lynesi are all residents of the montane forest and woodland, with the last-mentioned species being endemic to this site. Dendropicos stierlingi is a resident of Brachystegia woodland on the plains to the north, as—probably—is Ploceus olivaceiceps (it is not certain whether specimens collected in this region originated within the boundaries of this site). One species characteristic of the East African Coast biome has been reported from the IBA, as have three of the Zambezian biome (Table 3).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Namuli. Downloaded from on 07/04/2020.