ZM002
Source of the Zambezi


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
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1998 present A3
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques LC resident 1998 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 1998 present A3
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Anchieta's Barbet Stactolaema anchietae LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Pied Barbet Tricholaema frontata LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-bellied Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone rufiventer LC resident 1998 present A3
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-capped Crombec Sylvietta ruficapilla LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-necked Eremomela Eremomela atricollis LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-throated Apalis Apalis rufogularis LC resident 1998 present A3
Stierling's Wren-warbler Calamonastes stierlingi LC resident 1998 present A3
Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1998 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1998 present A3
Laura's Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laurae LC resident 1998 present A3
Rufous Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina fraseri LC resident 1998 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Scrub-robin Tychaedon barbata LC resident 1998 present A3
Böhm's Flycatcher Bradornis boehmi LC resident 1998 present A3
Sooty Flycatcher Bradornis fuliginosus LC resident 1998 present A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Bannerman's Sunbird Cyanomitra bannermani LC resident 1998 present A3
Bates's Sunbird Cinnyris batesi LC resident 1998 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli 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)
2005 medium unfavourable 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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zambezi Source Natural Monument 37 protected area contained by site 37
Luinga Forest Reserve 627 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Source of the Zambezi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2022.