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Mahali Mountain 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
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 2000 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 2000 present A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 2000 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 2000 present A3
Fine-banded Woodpecker Campethera taeniolaema LC resident 2000 present A3
Mountain Oriole Oriolus percivali LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 2000 present A3
Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea LC resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Eastern Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 2000 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 2000 present A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 2000 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 2000 present A3
Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni LC resident 2000 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 2000 present A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 2000 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 2000 unknown 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)
2002 favourable low low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no habitat good

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 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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)
Mahale Mts.National Park National Park 146,502 is identical to site 161,300

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mahali Mountain National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mahali-mountain-national-park-iba-tanzania on 27/02/2024.