KM001
Karthala Mountains


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Comoro Olive-pigeon Columba pollenii NT resident 1998 present A1, A2
Comoro Blue-pigeon Alectroenas sganzini NT resident 1998 present A2
Grand Comoro Scops-owl Otus pauliani EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Madagascar Marsh-harrier Circus macrosceles EN resident - present A1
Comoro Drongo Dicrurus fuscipennis EN resident 1998 present A1, A2
Grand Comoro Brush-warbler Nesillas brevicaudata LC resident 1998 present A2
Grand Comoro Bulbul Hypsipetes parvirostris NT resident 1998 present A2
Mount Karthala White-eye Zosterops mouroniensis VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Comoro Thrush Turdus bewsheri NT resident 1998 present A2
Humblot's Flycatcher Humblotia flavirostris VU resident 1998 present A1, A2
Humblot's Sunbird Cinnyris humbloti LC resident 1998 present A2
Grand Comoro Fody Foudia consobrina NT resident 1998 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Le Karthala Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 13,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
other -
not utilised -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Karthala Mountains. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/karthala-mountains-iba-comoros on 26/02/2024.