Minyanya Plain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus cupreicaudus LC - - - A3
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU - - - A1
Anchieta's Barbet Stactolaema anchietae LC - - - A3
Miombo Pied Barbet Tricholaema frontata LC - - - A3
White-faced Barbet Pogonornis macclounii LC - - - A3
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae LC - - - A3
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris LC - - - A3
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris LC - - - A3
Angola Lark Mirafra angolensis LC - - - A3
Red-capped Crombec Sylvietta ruficapilla LC - - - A3
Chirping Cisticola Cisticola pipiens LC - - - A3
Sharp-tailed Starling Lamprotornis acuticaudus LC - - - A3
Miombo Scrub-robin Tychaedon barbata LC - - - A3
White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala LC - - - A3
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser rufoscapulatus LC - - - A3
Fülleborn's Longclaw Macronyx fuelleborni LC - - - A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli LC - - - A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2005 low favourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, dry, Grassland - edaphic, wet -
Shrubland Scrub - woodland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Minyanya Plain. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.