BI002
Kibira National Park


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
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1999 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1999 present A3
Rwenzori Turaco Gallirex johnstoni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1999 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1999 present A3
Fine-banded Woodpecker Campethera taeniolaema LC resident 1999 present A3
Mountain Oriole Oriolus percivali LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1999 present A3
Rwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Mountain Sooty Boubou Laniarius poensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Doherty's Bush-shrike Telophorus dohertyi LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Crested-flycatcher Elminia albiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 1999 present A3
Grauer's Warbler Graueria vittata LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Rwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 1999 present A3
Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea LC resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Chubb's Cisticola Cisticola chubbi LC resident 1999 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1999 present A3
Grauer's Swamp-warbler Bradypterus graueri VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laetus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Neumann's Warbler Hemitesia neumanni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Rwenzori Hill-babbler Sylvia atriceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-collared Mountain-babbler Kupeornis rufocinctus EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1999 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 1999 present A3
Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni LC resident 1999 present A3
Abyssinian Ground-thrush Geokichla piaggiae LC resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-eyed Black-flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Archer's Robin-chat Dessonornis archeri LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-bellied Robin-chat Cossyphicula roberti LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-throated Alethe Chamaetylas poliophrys LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis LC resident 1999 present A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1999 present A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1999 present A3
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster LC resident 1999 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 1999 present A3
Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1999 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 1999 present A3
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1999 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 1999 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 1999 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 1999 present A3

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


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2021 unfavourable medium medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 40000 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Kibira National Park 40,000 protected area overlaps with site 37,870

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups listed below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Abahuzamugambi 2004
Dukingirikibirakiratuzigamye 2004
Ntwarirakumaguru 2008
Shirukubute 2004
Twizeyegukira 2003
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local Conservation Groups, please click here.

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Savanna -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kibira National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kibira-national-park-iba-burundi on 25/02/2024.