NG020
Amurum woodlands (Taboru)


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
Adamawa Turtle-dove Streptopelia hypopyrrha LC resident 1999 present A3
Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki LC resident 1999 present A3
Bearded Barbet Pogonornis dubius LC resident 1999 present A3
Fox Kestrel Falco alopex LC resident 1999 present A3
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina LC resident 1999 present A3
Emin's Shrike Lanius gubernator LC resident 1999 present A3
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow Penduline-tit Anthoscopus parvulus LC resident 1999 present A3
Sun Lark Galerida modesta LC resident 1999 present A3
Eremomela pusilla NR resident 1999 present A3
Oriole Warbler Hypergerus atriceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii LC resident 1999 present A3
Purple Starling Lamprotornis purpureus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-crowned Robin-chat Cossypha albicapillus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-fronted Black-chat Oenanthe albifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-bellied Firefinch Lagonosticta rara LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-breasted Firefinch Lagonosticta rufopicta LC resident 1999 unknown A3
Lavender Waxbill Estrilda coerulescens LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-headed Oliveback Nesocharis capistrata LC resident 1999 present A3
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata LC resident 1999 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)
2009 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
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) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species 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 majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented medium
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Amurum woodlands (Taboru). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2019.