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Mabira Forest Reserve


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 A1, A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1998 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1998 present A3
Caprimulgus nigriscapularis NR resident 1998 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 1998 present A3
Tockus fasciatus NR resident 1998 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1998 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps 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
Trachyphonus purpuratus NR resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 1998 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus 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
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
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 1998 present A3
Green-breasted Pitta Pitta reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1998 present A3
Jameson's Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia jamesoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Dyaphorophyia castanea NR resident 1998 present A3
Bocage's Bush-shrike Chlorophoneus bocagei LC resident 1998 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 1998 present A3
Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri NT resident 1998 present A1
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1998 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow Longbill Macrosphenus flavicans LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor 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
Camaroptera chloronota NR resident 1998 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1998 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 1998 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1998 present A3
Toro Olive Greenbul Phyllastrephus hypochloris LC resident 1998 present A3
Phyllastrephus albigularis NR resident 1998 present A3
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens 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
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus LC resident 1998 present A3
Purple-headed Starling Hylopsar purpureiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Stizorhina fraseri NR resident 1998 present A3
Alethe diademata NR 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
Stiphrornis erythrothorax NR resident 1998 present A3
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis LC resident 1998 present A3
Deleornis fraseri NR resident 1998 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 1998 present A3
Anthreptes rectirostris NR 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
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1998 present A3
Ploceus nigerrimus NR resident 1998 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus 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 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%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded 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 Very little or no conservation action taking place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mabira Forest Reserve 31,032 protected area contains site 30,600

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial -
Savanna -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mabira Forest Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2019.