Furancungo woodlands

Country/territory: Mozambique

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (1998)
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Area: 10,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
The site consists of an area of woodlands on rolling terrain, with rocky outcrops and numerous streams, situated 25 km south of the town of Furancungo. The Brachystegia and mixed woodlands are interspersed with grassy clearings.

Key biodiversity
See Box and Table 3 for key species. The birdlife of the site is known from a single expedition by Vincent in 1932. A single species of the Afrotropical Highlands biome, Ploceus bertrandi, has been reported here and at no other IBA in Mozambique. Similarly, Lanius souzae, Sylvietta ruficapilla and Anthreptes anchietae of the Zambezian biome have not been reported at any other IBA in Mozambique; Ploceus olivaceiceps also occurs. A single species of the East African Coast biome occurs (Table 3).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Furancungo woodlands. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.