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Nguu 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
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 2000 present A3
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident - present A1
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 2000 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 2000 present 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
Kenrick's Starling Poeoptera kenricki LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 2000 present 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
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi NT resident 2000 present A1
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 unknown A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 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)
Rudewa South Forest Reserve 581 protected area overlaps with site 581
Pumula Forest Reserve 1,160 protected area overlaps with site 1,160
Nguru North Forest Reserve 14,097 protected area overlaps with site 14,097
Mkuli Exten. Forest Reserve 3,164 protected area overlaps with site 3,164
Mkongo Forest Reserve 558 protected area overlaps with site 558
Mbwegere Forest Reserve 471 protected area overlaps with site 471
Mamboto Forest Reserve 430 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kwediboma Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 285
Kilindi Forest Reserve 5,394 protected area overlaps with site 5,394
Derema Forest Reserve 4,021 protected area overlaps with site 0
Derema Forest Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 3,928

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
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: Nguu Mountains. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/nguu-mountains-iba-tanzania on 28/02/2024.