ZM038
Nyika National Park (Zambia)


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
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1998 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 1998 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1998 present A3
Corncrake Crex crex LC winter - present A1
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU resident 1998 common A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT winter - present A1
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1998 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 1998 present A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1998 uncommon A1
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1998 present A3
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1998 present A1, A3
Black-browed Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla fusciceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Phyllastrephus alfredi NR resident 1998 present A2, A3
Brown Warbler Sylvia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 1998 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1998 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1998 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1998 present A3
Rusty-flanked Robin-chat Dessonornis macclounii LC resident 1998 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
White-chested Alethe Chamaetylas fuelleborni LC resident 1998 present A3
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-tufted Sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 1998 present A3
Montane Widowbird Euplectes psammacromius LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1998 present A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1998 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 1998 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 1998 present A2, 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)
2005 high favourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown 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)
Nyika (Zambia) National Park 8,000 protected area overlaps with site 8,000
Mitenge Forest Reserve 20,330 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nyika National Park (Zambia). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.