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Ukaguru Mountains


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 unknown 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 unknown 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 present A2, A3
Winifred's Warbler Scepomycter winifredae NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla chlorigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 2000 present 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 present 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
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Moreau's Sunbird Cinnyris moreaui NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, 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 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 2000 unknown 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)
Uponera Forest Reserve 345 protected area contained by site 344
Ruande Forest Reserve 17,516 protected area overlaps with site 300
North Mamiwa Kisara Forest Reserve 8,650 protected area contained by site 0
Ngogwa Busangi Forest Reserve 46,601 protected area overlaps with site 2,000
Milindo Forest Reserve 8,649 protected area overlaps with site 8,649
Mamiwa Kisara South Forest Reserve 7,097 protected area contained by site 7,097
Mamboto Forest Reserve 43,038 protected area contained by site 149
Mamboto Forest Reserve 430 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ikwamba Forest Reserve 875 protected area contained by site 874

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)
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ukaguru Mountains. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ukaguru-mountains-iba-tanzania on 01/03/2024.