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Semliki National Park


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
Nahan's Partridge Ptilopachus nahani VU resident 1998 present A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1998 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1998 present A3
White-naped Pigeon Columba albinucha NT resident 1998 present A1, A3
Bates's Nightjar Caprimulgus batesi LC resident 1998 present A3
Fiery-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus pectoralis LC resident 1998 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Cuckoo Chrysococcyx flavigularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1998 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 1998 present A3
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara LC resident 1998 present A3
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT winter - present A1
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut Owlet Glaucidium castaneum LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-flanked Sparrowhawk Accipiter castanilius LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus LC resident 1998 present A3
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Little Hornbill Horizocerus hartlaubi LC resident 1998 present A3
Congo Pied Hornbill Lophoceros fasciatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus VU resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Piping Hornbill Bycanistes sharpii LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus cassini LC resident 1998 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 1998 present A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus purpuratus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 1998 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1998 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 1998 present A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 1998 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus LC resident 1998 present A3
African Piculet Verreauxia africana LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-crested Woodpecker Dendropicos xantholophus LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Parrot Psittacus erithacus EN resident 1998 present A3
Black-collared Lovebird Agapornis swindernianus LC resident 1998 present A3
Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous-bellied Helmetshrike Prionops rufiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Ituri Batis Batis ituriensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia castanea LC resident 1998 present A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-eyed Puffback Dryoscopus senegalensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri NT resident 1998 present A1, A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 1998 present A3
Terpsiphone rufiventer NR resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-throated Nicator Nicator vireo LC resident 1998 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1998 present A3
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 1998 present A3
Tawny-breasted Camaroptera Camaroptera toroensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Carruthers's Cisticola Cisticola carruthersi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bibbed Swallow Hirundo nigrita LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-eyed Bristlebill Bleda ugandae LC resident 1998 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1998 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1998 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 1998 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Bearded Greenbul Criniger chloronotus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1998 present A3
Xavier's Greenbul Phyllastrephus xavieri LC resident 1998 present A3
Toro Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris LC resident 1998 present A3
Sassi's Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus LC resident 1998 present A3
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii LC resident 1998 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Scaly-breasted Illadopsis Illadopsis albipectus LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-caped Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus bohndorffi LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus LC resident 1998 present A3
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina fraseri LC resident 1998 present A3
Oberländer's Ground-thrush Geokichla oberlaenderi NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Grey Ground-thrush Geokichla princei LC resident 1998 present A3
Fire-crested Alethe Alethe castanea LC resident 1998 present A3
Forest Scrub-robin Tychaedon leucosticta LC resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 1998 present A3
Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis xanthogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-headed Sunbird Deleornis axillaris LC resident 1998 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes tephrolaemus LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Green-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra rubescens LC resident 1998 present A3
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-chested Sunbird Cinnyris erythrocercus LC resident 1998 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 1998 present A3
Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1998 present A3
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha LC resident 1998 present A3
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 1998 present A3
Grant's Bluebill Spermophaga poliogenys LC resident 1998 present A3
White-collared Oliveback Nesocharis ansorgei LC resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 1998 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1998 present A3
Pale-fronted Nigrita Nigrita luteifrons LC resident 1998 present A3
Woodhouse's Antpecker Parmoptila woodhousei LC resident 1998 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)
2012 low favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Semuliki National Park 22,000 protected area overlaps with site 21,900

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Semliki National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/05/2020.