IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 1998 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
Brown-breasted Barbet Pogonornis melanopterus LC resident 1999 present A3
Woodwards' Batis Batis fratrum LC resident 1999 present A3
East Coast Batis Batis soror LC resident 1999 present A3
Kretschmer's Longbill Macrosphenus kretschmeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes neglectus 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 (1998).


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 -
forestry -
other -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Netia. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.