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Misuku Hills Forest Reserves


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 1999 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1999 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1999 present A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1999 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 1999 present A3
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1999 present A3
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1999 present A1, A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 1999 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1999 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1999 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1999 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-chested Alethe Chamaetylas fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A3
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1999 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 1999 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta 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 Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Wilindi Forest Reserve 907 protected area contained by site 907
Mughese Forest Reserve 673 protected area contained by site 673
Matipa# Forest Reserve 1,062 protected area contained by site 1,062

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Misuku Hills Forest Reserves. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/misuku-hills-forest-reserves-iba-malawi on 26/02/2024.