MZ015
Njesi plateau


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
Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi NT resident 1945 present A1
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1945 present A3
Red-capped Forest-warbler Artisornis metopias LC resident 1945 present A2, A3
Mozambique Forest-warbler Artisornis sousae EN resident 1945 present A1, A2, A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 1945 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1945 present A3
Thyolo Alethe Chamaetylas choloensis VU resident 1945 present A1, A2, A3
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 1945 present A2, A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 1945 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1945 present A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (1998).


Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Njesi plateau. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/njesi-plateau-iba-mozambique on 28/02/2024.