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Asmara escarpment


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
Erckel's Francolin Pternistis erckelii LC resident 2000 present A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 2000 present A3
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii NT resident 2000 present A3
Wattled Ibis Bostrychia carunculata LC resident 2000 present A3
Hemprich's Hornbill Lophoceros hemprichii LC resident 2000 present A3
Banded Barbet Lybius undatus LC resident 2000 present A3
Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1996 present A1
Black-winged Lovebird Agapornis taranta LC resident 2000 present A3
Abyssinian White-eye Zosterops abyssinicus LC resident 2000 present A3
Ethiopian White-eye Zosterops poliogastrus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-rumped Babbler Turdoides leucopygia LC resident 2000 present A3
Somali Starling Onychognathus blythii LC resident 2000 present A3
Rüppell's Robin-Chat Cossypha semirufa LC resident 2000 present A3
Rüppell's Chat Myrmecocichla melaena LC resident 1996 present A2, A3
Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze LC resident 2000 1 unknown A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 2000 present A3
Rüppell's Weaver Ploceus galbula LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 2000 present A3
Swainson's Sparrow Passer swainsonii LC resident 2000 present A3
Abyssinian Citril Crithagra citrinelloides LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-rumped Seedeater Crithagra xanthopygia LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-rumped Seedeater Crithagra tristriata LC resident 2000 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Asmara escarpment. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2022.