TZ055
Muheza District Coastal Forests


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
Fischer's Turaco Tauraco fischeri NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 2000 present A1, A3
Eastern Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Brown-breasted Barbet Pogonornis melanopterus LC resident 2000 present A3
Mombasa Woodpecker Campethera mombassica LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus LC resident 2000 present A3
Gorgeous Bush-shrike Telophorus viridis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corusca LC resident 2000 present A3
Plain-backed Sunbird Anthreptes reichenowi NT resident 2000 present A1, A3
Zanzibar Red Bishop Euplectes nigroventris LC resident 2000 present A3
Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis EN resident 2000 unknown A2, A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tongwe Forest Reserve 1,366 protected area contained by site 1,366
Pangani Falls Forest Reserve 10 protected area contained by site 10
Kwani Forest Reserve 3,105 protected area contained by site 3,105
Kilulu Hill Forest Reserve 160 protected area contained by site 160
Amboni Caves Forest Reserve 350 protected area contained by site 350

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Muheza District Coastal Forests. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/muheza-district-coastal-forests-iba-tanzania on 28/02/2024.