TZ073
Kitulo plateau


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
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris LC resident 2000 present A2
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe LC resident - present A1, A2
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 2000 present A1
Montane Widowbird Euplectes psammacromius LC resident 2000 present A2
Kipengere Seedeater Crithagra melanochroa LC resident 2000 present A1, A2
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 2000 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)
Rungwe Nature Reserve 15,451 protected area contained by site 16,014
Ndumbi Valley Forest Reserve 2,771 protected area contained by site 0
Ndukunduku Forest Reserve 2,719 protected area contained by site 2,737
Livingstone Forest Reserve 24,034 protected area contained by site 0
Kitulo Plateau National Park National Park 46,540 protected area overlaps with site 46,540
Kipengere Range Forest Reserve 35,078 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Irungu Forest Reserve 24,032 protected area overlaps with site 0
Irunga Forest Reserve 335 protected area overlaps with site 0
Irenga Forest Reserve 466 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Chimala Scarp Forest Reserve 18,068 protected area contained by site 18,194

Local Conservation Groups

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

Name Year formed
Mvikuki 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 -
Shrubland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kitulo plateau. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kitulo-plateau-iba-tanzania on 21/02/2024.