LR004
Nimba mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Ahanta Francolin Pternistis ahantensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Forest Francolin Peliperdix lathami LC resident 1997 present A3
Hartlaub's Duck Pteronetta hartlaubii LC resident 1997 present A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bronze-naped Pigeon Columba iriditorques LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown Nightjar Veles binotatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Spinetail Telacanthura melanopygia LC resident 1997 present A3
Sabine's Spinetail Rhaphidura sabini LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Spinetail Neafrapus cassini LC resident 1997 present A3
Bates's Swift Apus batesi LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Dusky Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx mechowi LC resident 1997 present A3
Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo Cercococcyx olivinus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1997 present A3
Nkulengu Rail Himantornis haematopus LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-throated Rail Canirallus oculeus LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Turaco Tauraco persa LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
Spot-breasted Ibis Bostrychia rara LC resident 1997 present A3
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 1997 present A3
Sandy Scops-owl Otus icterorhynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
Maned Owl Jubula lettii DD resident 1997 present A3
Shelley's Eagle-owl Bubo shelleyi VU resident 1997 present A3
Akun Eagle-owl Bubo leucostictus LC resident 1997 present A3
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Congo Serpent-eagle Dryotriorchis spectabilis LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus LC resident 1997 present A3
Long-tailed Hawk Urotriorchis macrourus LC resident 1997 present A3
Dwarf Hornbill Lophoceros camurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Eastern Little Hornbill Horizocerus granti LC resident 1997 present A3
West African Pied Hornbill Lophoceros semifasciatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata VU resident 1997 present A1, A3
Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Western Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Long-tailed Hornbill Horizocerus albocristatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-moustached Bee-eater Merops mentalis NT resident 1997 present A3
Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis LC resident 1997 present A3
African Dwarf-kingfisher Ispidina lecontei LC resident 1997 present A3
White-bellied Kingfisher Corythornis leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Yellow-billed Barbet Trachylaemus goffinii LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 1997 present A3
Bristle-nosed Barbet Gymnobucco peli LC resident 1997 present A3
Naked-faced Barbet Gymnobucco calvus LC resident 1997 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Honeybird Prodotiscus insignis LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-footed Honeyguide Melignomon eisentrauti NT resident 1997 present A1, A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 1997 present A3
Spotted Honeyguide Indicator maculatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Lyre-tailed Honeyguide Melichneutes robustus LC resident 1997 present A3
Little Green Woodpecker Campethera maculosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown-eared Woodpecker Campethera caroli LC resident 1997 present A3
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Melancholy Woodpecker Dendropicos lugubris LC resident 1997 present A3
Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh EN resident 1997 present A3
Rufous-sided Broadbill Smithornis rufolateralis LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-winged Oriole Oriolus nigripennis LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Wattled Cuckooshrike Lobotos lobatus VU resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Blue Cuckooshrike Cyanograucalus azureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-billed Helmetshrike Prionops caniceps LC resident 1997 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1997 present A3
West African Batis Batis occulta LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia blissetti LC resident 1997 present A3
West African Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia hormophora LC resident 1997 present A3
Fiery-breasted Bush-shrike Malaconotus cruentus LC resident 1997 present A3
Lagden's Bush-shrike Malaconotus lagdeni NT resident 1997 present A1
Sabine's Puffback Dryoscopus sabini LC resident 1997 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
Shining Drongo Dicrurus atripennis LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Crested-flycatcher Trochocercus nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Terpsiphone rufiventer NR resident 1997 present A3
White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea LC resident 1997 present A3
Dusky Crested-flycatcher Elminia nigromitrata LC resident 1997 present A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 1997 present A3
Forest Penduline-tit Anthoscopus flavifrons LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1997 present A3
Lemon-bellied Crombec Sylvietta denti LC resident 1997 present A3
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Rufous-crowned Eremomela Eremomela badiceps LC resident 1997 present A3
Sierra Leone Prinia Schistolais leontica EN resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Black-capped Apalis Apalis nigriceps LC resident 1997 present A3
Sharpe's Apalis Apalis sharpii LC resident 1997 present A2, A3
Yellow-browed Camaroptera Camaroptera superciliaris LC resident 1997 present A3
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-headed Rufous-warbler Bathmocercus cerviniventris DD resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Square-tailed Saw-wing Psalidoprocne nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura LC resident 1997 present A3
White-bibbed Swallow Hirundo nigrita LC resident 1997 present A3
Golden Greenbul Calyptocichla serinus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Bristlebill Bleda syndactylus LC resident 1997 present A3
Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-headed Bristlebill Bleda canicapillus LC resident 1997 present A3
Spotted Greenbul Ixonotus guttatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1997 present A3
Honeyguide Greenbul Baeopogon indicator LC resident 1997 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Greenbul Eurillas gracilis LC resident 1997 present A3
Ansorge's Greenbul Eurillas ansorgei LC resident 1997 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bearded Greenbul Criniger barbatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-tailed Greenbul Criniger calurus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceus VU resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3
Baumann's Greenbul Phyllastrephus baumanni LC resident 1997 present A1, A3
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus LC resident 1997 present A3
Leaf-love Pyrrhurus scandens LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-capped Flycatcher Erythrocercus mccallii LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1997 present A3
Tit-hylia Pholidornis rushiae LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-capped Illadopsis Illadopsis cleaveri LC resident 1997 present A3
Puvel's Illadopsis Illadopsis puveli LC resident 1997 present A3
Rufous-winged Illadopsis Illadopsis rufescens NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
Grey-hooded Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis NT resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-winged Starling Onychognathus fulgidus LC resident 1997 present A3
Narrow-tailed Starling Poeoptera lugubris LC resident 1997 present A3
Copper-tailed Starling Hylopsar cupreocauda NT resident 1997 present A1, A2, A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Finsch's Flycatcher-thrush Stizorhina finschi LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Ground-thrush Geokichla princei LC resident 1997 present A3
White-tailed Alethe Alethe diademata LC resident 1997 present A3
Forest Scrub-robin Tychaedon leucosticta LC resident 1997 present A3
Little Grey Flycatcher Muscicapa epulata LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 1997 present A3
Ussher's Flycatcher Bradornis ussheri LC resident 1997 present A3
Dusky-blue Flycatcher Bradornis comitatus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-browed Forest-flycatcher Fraseria cinerascens LC resident 1997 present A3
African Forest-flycatcher Fraseria ocreata LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-throated Tit-flycatcher Fraseria griseigularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Olivaceous Flycatcher Fraseria olivascens LC resident 1997 present A3
Nimba Flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 1997 present A3
Orange-breasted Forest-robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax LC resident 1997 present A3
Lowland Akalat Sheppardia cyornithopsis LC resident 1997 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 1997 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti LC resident 1997 present A3
Carmelite Sunbird Chalcomitra fuliginosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Tiny Sunbird Cinnyris minullus LC resident 1997 present A3
Johanna's Sunbird Cinnyris johannae LC resident 1997 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha LC resident 1997 present A3
Preuss's Weaver Ploceus preussi LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-and-black Weaver Ploceus castaneofuscus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis LC resident 1997 present A3
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina LC resident 1997 present A3
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-fronted Antpecker Parmoptila rubrifrons NT resident 1997 present 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)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nimba West National Park 10,482 protected area contained by site 10,482
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve WHS Other 19,381 protected area is adjacent to site 0
East Nimba Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 13,500 protected area overlaps with site 13,569

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Eat Nimba Nature Reserve Site Support Group 2005
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nimba mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.