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Uluguru 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
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 2000 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus 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
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
Uluguru Bush-shrike Malaconotus alius EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni 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
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa NT resident 2000 present A1, A2
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Winifred's Warbler Scepomycter winifredae NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 2000 present A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus 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
Uluguru Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla neumanni LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla 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
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 present A3
Kenrick's Starling Poeoptera kenricki LC resident 2000 present 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
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Plain-backed Sunbird Anthreptes reichenowi NT resident 2000 present A1
Banded Sunbird Anthreptes rubritorques VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Loveridge's Sunbird Cinnyris loveridgei EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 2000 present A3
Usambara Weaver Ploceus nicolli NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 2000 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii 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 present 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Uluguru South Forest Reserve 17,588 protected area contained by site 17,588
Uluguru North Forest Reserve 8,422 protected area contained by site 8,422
Shinkurufumi Forest Reserve 304 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ruvu Forest Reserve 3,868 protected area overlaps with site 3,868
Ngambaula Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Mkungwe Forest Reserve 5,569 protected area overlaps with site 5,569
Milawilila Forest Reserve 19 protected area contained by site 19
Mangala Forest Reserve 45 protected area overlaps with site 45
Kimboza Forest Reserve 385 protected area overlaps with site 385

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uluguru Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2022.