NG026
Sunvit Farm


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
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis LC resident 1999 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1999 present A3
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1999 present A3
Vermiculated Fishing-owl Scotopelia bouvieri LC resident 1999 present A3
West African Pied Hornbill Lophoceros semifasciatus LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1999 present A3
Rosy Bee-eater Merops malimbicus LC breeding 1999 unknown A3
Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1999 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus EN resident 1999 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Lanius corvinus LC resident 1999 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1999 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1999 present A3
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura LC resident 1999 present A3
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 1999 present A3
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus LC resident 1999 present A3
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti LC resident 1999 present A3
Splendid Sunbird Cinnyris coccinigastrus LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Firefinch Lagonosticta nigricollis LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-winged Pytilia Pytilia phoenicoptera LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1999 present A3
Exclamatory Paradise-whydah Vidua interjecta LC resident 1999 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata 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)
2019 favourable medium high
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

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%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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)
Sunvit Farm Private Reserve 0 is identical to site 13,200

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sunvit Farm. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/sunvit-farm-iba-nigeria on 26/02/2024.