Mahamba Mountain

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1998

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Southern Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus VU resident - present A1
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus NT resident - present A1
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1998 present A3
Buff-streaked Chat Campicoloides bifasciatus LC resident 1998 present A1, A3
Swee Waxbill Coccopygia melanotis LC resident 1998 present A3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Savanna -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mahamba Mountain. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.