TZ058
Livingstone Mountains 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
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 2000 present A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 2000 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 2000 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 2000 present A3
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-capped Forest-warbler Artisornis metopias LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 2000 unknown A3
Yellow-throated Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla chlorigula LC resident 2000 present A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 2000 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 2000 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 present A3
Kenrick's Starling Poeoptera kenricki LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 2000 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Rusty-flanked Robin-chat Dessonornis macclounii LC resident 2000 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 2000 present A3
White-chested Alethe Chamaetylas fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A3
Iringa Akalat Sheppardia lowei VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A3
Montane Widowbird Euplectes psammacromius LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 2000 present A3
Kipengere Seedeater Crithagra melanochroa LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 2000 present 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)
Sisu Forest Reserve 1,892 protected area overlaps with site 15
Sakaranyumo Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 840
Sakaranyumo Forest Reserve 929 protected area contained by site 0
Nguluka Forest Reserve 61 protected area contained by site 60
Ngogwa Busangi Forest Reserve 46,601 protected area overlaps with site 50
Musiora Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 315
Musiora Forest Reserve 340 protected area contained by site 0
Mtunguru Forest Reserve 7,688 protected area overlaps with site 3,000
Mdando Forest Reserve 4,386 protected area overlaps with site 5,140
Mdando Forest Reserve 4,386 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mayefiya Forest Reserve 114 protected area contained by site 0
Madenge Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 1,146
Madenge Forest Reserve 975 protected area contained by site 0
Isililo Forest Reserve 94 protected area contained by site 93
Ikonde Forest Reserve 106 protected area contained by site 105
Igoma Logala Forest Reserve 116 protected area overlaps with site 0
Idamba Forest Reserve 39 protected area contained by site 38
Forest Reserve Name Unknown No. 2 Forest Reserve 39 protected area overlaps with site 0

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: Livingstone Mountains forests. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/livingstone-mountains-forests-iba-tanzania on 28/02/2024.