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Udzungwa Mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Udzungwa Forest-partridge Xenoperdix udzungwensis EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 2000 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 2000 present A3
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus LC resident 2000 present A3
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis LC resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 2000 present A1, A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 2000 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 2000 present A3
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris LC resident 2000 present A3
Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi LC resident 2000 present A3
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-breasted Barbet Pogonornis melanopterus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus LC resident 2000 present A3
Green-headed Oriole Oriolus chlorocephalus 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
Gorgeous Bush-shrike Telophorus viridis LC resident 2000 present A3
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 2000 present A3
Kretschmer's Longbill Macrosphenus kretschmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-capped Forest-warbler Artisornis metopias LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Miombo Wren-warbler Calamonastes undosus LC resident 2000 present A3
Winifred's Warbler Scepomycter winifredae VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe LC resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 2000 present A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 2000 present A1, A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 2000 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Fischer's Greenbul Phyllastrephus fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown Warbler Sylvia lugens LC resident 2000 unknown A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 2000 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 2000 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 present A3
Kenrick's Starling Poeoptera kenricki LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corusca LC resident 2000 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 2000 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana 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
Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, 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
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti LC resident 2000 present A3
Dapple-throat Arcanator orostruthus VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Uluguru Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes neglectus LC resident 2000 present A3
Banded Sunbird Anthreptes rubritorques VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Amani Sunbird Hedydipna pallidigaster EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Moreau's Sunbird Cinnyris moreaui NT resident 2000 unknown A1, A2, A3
Shelley's Sunbird Cinnyris shelleyi LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous-winged Sunbird Cinnyris rufipennis VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Western Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris gertrudis LC resident 2000 present A3
Zanzibar Red Bishop Euplectes nigroventris 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
Usambara Weaver Ploceus nicolli EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor 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
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC resident 2000 present A3
Green Indigobird Vidua codringtoni LC resident 2000 present A3
Fülleborn's Longclaw Macronyx fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 present 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

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Kilombero Scarp Forest Reserve 192,302 protected area overlaps with site 55,000
Ulambangi Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve 20,720 protected area contained by site 20,720
Udzungwa Mountains National Park National Park 208,869 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sao Hill extension Forest Plantation 1,528 protected area contained by site 0
Sao Hill Forest Reserve 51,077 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nyaganje Forest Reserve 19,086 protected area overlaps with site 19,086
Ngwasi Forest Reserve 2,054 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mufindi Tea Estate Land Forest Reserve 35,856 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mufindi Scarp Forest Reserve 39,424 protected area contained by site 39,424
Mninga Forest Reserve 194 protected area contained by site 0
Mkewe Forest Reserve 630 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mgololo Forest Reserve 21,835 protected area overlaps with site 0
Matundu Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Kisinga Lugaro Forest Reserve 17,861 protected area overlaps with site 17,861
Kiranzi Kitunguu Forest Reserve 1,159 protected area overlaps with site 1,159
Kilombero Valley Floodplain Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 796,735 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kihanga Forest Reserve 57 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kigogo Forest Reserve 2,637 protected area contained by site 2,637
Kibao Forest Reserve 117 protected area contained by site 0
Iyondo Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Irunda Forest Reserve 393 protected area contained by site 0
Image Forest Reserve 9,069 protected area overlaps with site 9,069
Ihanga Forest Reserve 3,596 protected area contained by site 36
Idewa Forest Reserve 299 protected area contained by site 3
Gulosilo Forest Reserve 3,670 protected area contained by site 0
Dabaga New Forest Reserve 3,766 protected area overlaps with site 3,766

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Udzungwa Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.