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Bale Mountains National Park


IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1996

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Erckel's Francolin Pternistis erckelii LC resident 1996 present A3
Moorland Francolin Scleroptila psilolaema NT resident 1996 present A3
Chestnut-naped Francolin Pternistis castaneicollis LC resident 1996 present A3
Blue-winged Goose Cyanochen cyanoptera NT resident 1996 present A3
White-collared Pigeon Columba albitorques LC resident 1996 present A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1996 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1996 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1996 present A3
Nyanza Swift Apus niansae LC resident 1996 present A3
Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii NT resident 1996 present A1, A3
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU breeding 1996 1-4 breeding pairs A1
White-cheeked Turaco Tauraco leucotis LC resident 1996 present A3
Wattled Ibis Bostrychia carunculata LC resident 1996 present A3
Spot-breasted Lapwing Vanellus melanocephalus LC resident 1996 50 breeding pairs A3, A4i
African Long-eared Owl Asio abyssinicus LC resident 1996 present A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 1996 present A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 1996 5 individuals A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT winter 1996 4-6 individuals A1
Banded Barbet Lybius undatus LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Woodpecker Dendropicos abyssinicus LC resident 1996 present A3
Black-winged Lovebird Agapornis taranta LC resident 1996 present A3
Ethiopian Black-headed Oriole Oriolus monacha LC resident 1996 present A3
Thick-billed Raven Corvus crassirostris LC resident 1996 present A3
White-backed Black Tit Melaniparus leuconotus LC resident 1996 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Catbird Sylvia galinieri LC resident 1996 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 1996 present A3
Brown Warbler Curruca lugens LC resident 1996 present A3
Ethiopian White-eye Zosterops poliogastrus LC resident 1996 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1996 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Ground-thrush Geokichla piaggiae LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis chocolatinus LC resident 1996 present A3
Rüppell's Robin-Chat Cossypha semirufa LC resident 1996 present A3
Little Rock-thrush Monticola rufocinereus LC resident 1996 present A3
White-winged Cliff-chat Monticola semirufus LC resident 1996 present A3
Moorland Chat Pinarochroa sordida LC resident 1996 present A3
Tacazze Sunbird Nectarinia tacazze LC resident 1996 present A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 1996 present A3
Swainson's Sparrow Passer swainsonii LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Longclaw Macronyx flavicollis NT resident 1996 present A1, A3
Abyssinian Citril Crithagra citrinelloides LC resident 1996 present A3
Brown-rumped Seedeater Crithagra tristriata LC resident 1996 present A3
Ethiopian Siskin Serinus nigriceps LC resident 1996 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 1996 present A3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Bale Mountains National Park 230,620 protected area overlaps with site 247,000
Bale Wildlife Reserve 176,600 protected area overlaps with site 176,600
Bale Controlled Hunting Area 966,300 protected area overlaps with site 960,000

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bale Mountains National Park. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/6288 on 05/06/2023.