MW012
Namizimu Forest Reserve


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
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus simplex LC resident 1999 present A3
Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Dickinson's Kestrel Falco dickinsoni LC resident 1999 present A3
East Coast Batis Batis soror LC resident 1999 present A3
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1999 present A3
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Stierling's Wren-warbler Calamonastes stierlingi LC resident 1999 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 1999 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1999 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1999 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1999 present A3
Thyolo Alethe Chamaetylas choloensis VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Eastern Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps NT resident 1999 present A3
Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1999 present A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC resident 1999 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli 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)
Namizimu Forest Reserve 86,994 is identical to site 86,994

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)
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Namizimu Forest Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/namizimu-forest-reserve-iba-malawi on 21/02/2024.