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Mount Rungwe


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
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis LC resident 2000 present A2, 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
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-capped Forest-warbler Artisornis metopias LC resident 2000 present 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 present A1, A2, A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 2000 present A1, A3
Black-browed Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla fusciceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 2000 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 2000 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 unknown 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 unknown 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 A2, A3
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A3
Montane Widowbird Euplectes psammacromius LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 2000 present A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 2000 present 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 present A1, 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)
Sawago Forest Reserve 831 protected area contained by site 0
Rungwe State Forest Reserve 47,028 protected area contains site 31,542
Ngalijembe Forest Reserve 319 protected area overlaps with site 0
Livingstone Forest Reserve 24,034 protected area contained by site 0
Kyejo Forest Reserve 651 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kiwira Forest Plantation 1,782 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kitweli Forest Reserve 200 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kitulo Plateau National Park National Park 46,540 protected area overlaps with site 0
Irungu Forest Reserve 24,032 protected area contained by site 0
Irunga Forest Reserve 335 protected area contained by site 0
Irenga Forest Reserve 466 protected area contained by site 0
Ihoho Forest Reserve 474 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chuvwi Forest Reserve 439 protected area overlaps with site 0

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 -
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Rungwe. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mount-rungwe-iba-tanzania on 27/02/2024.