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Nguru Mountains


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
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 2000 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 2000 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 2000 present A3
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-capped Forest-warbler Artisornis metopias LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Yellow-throated Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla chlorigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 2000 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 2000 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 present A3
Kenrick's Starling Poeoptera kenricki LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 2000 unknown A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 2000 present A3
White-chested Alethe Chamaetylas fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A3
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Banded Sunbird Anthreptes rubritorques VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Moreau's Sunbird Cinnyris moreaui NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta 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 Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Nguru South Forest Reserve 19,646 protected area contained by site 19,646
Mkindu Forest Reserve 5,244 protected area contained by site 5,244
Kanga Forest Reserve 7,183 protected area contained by site 7,183

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: Nguru Mountains. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/nguru-mountains-iba-tanzania on 28/02/2024.