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Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir


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
Vulturine Guineafowl Acryllium vulturinum LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus LC resident 2000 present A3
Fulvous Whistling-duck Dendrocygna bicolor LC non-breeding 1995 6,000 individuals A4i
Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor NT non-breeding - 4,000 individuals A1
Black-faced Sandgrouse Pterocles decoratus LC resident 2000 present A3
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Buff-crested Bustard Lophotis gindiana LC resident 2000 present A3
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca LC non-breeding 1995 1,200 individuals A4i
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius LC non-breeding 1995 1,538 individuals A4i
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris LC non-breeding 1995 726 individuals A1, A4i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC non-breeding 1997 1,500 individuals A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC winter 1995 639 individuals A4i
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 2000 present A3
White-headed Mousebird Colius leucocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni LC resident 2000 present A3
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor LC resident 2000 present A3
D'Arnaud's Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-throated Barbet Tricholaema melanocephala LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris LC resident 2000 present A3
Pygmy Batis Batis perkeo LC resident 2000 present A3
Pringle's Puffback Dryoscopus pringlii LC resident 2000 present A3
Rosy-patched Bush-shrike Rhodophoneus cruentus LC resident 2000 present A3
Long-tailed Fiscal Lanius cabanisi LC resident 2000 present A3
Taita Fiscal Lanius dorsalis LC resident 2000 present A3
Somali Tit Melaniparus thruppi LC resident 2000 present A3
Mouse-coloured Penduline-tit Anthoscopus musculus LC resident 2000 present A3
Pink-breasted Lark Calendulauda poecilosterna LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex LC resident 2000 present A3
Ashy Cisticola Cisticola cinereolus LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Banded Warbler Curruca boehmi LC resident 2000 present A3
Kenya White-eye Zosterops flavilateralis LC resident 2000 present A3
Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa LC resident 2000 present A3
Scaly Chatterer Argya aylmeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Magpie Starling Speculipastor bicolor LC resident 2000 unknown A3
Hildebrandt's Starling Lamprotornis hildebrandti LC resident 2000 present A3
Golden-breasted Starling Lamprotornis regius LC resident 2000 present A3
Fischer's Starling Lamprotornis fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus tephronotus LC resident 2000 present A3
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus LC resident 2000 present A3
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis LC resident 2000 present A3
Hunter's Sunbird Chalcomitra hunteri LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-bellied Sunbird Cinnyris nectarinioides LC resident 2000 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-capped Social-weaver Pseudonigrita cabanisi LC resident 2000 present A3
Fire-fronted Bishop Euplectes diadematus LC resident 2000 present A3
Taveta Golden Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps LC resident 2000 present A3
Purple Grenadier Granatina ianthinogaster LC resident 2000 present A3
Blue-capped Cordon-bleu Uraeginthus cyanocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Black-cheeked Waxbill Brunhilda charmosyna LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey-headed Silverbill Spermestes griseicapilla LC resident 2000 present A3
Straw-tailed Whydah Vidua fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Pangani Longclaw Macronyx aurantiigula LC resident 2000 present A3
Golden Pipit Tmetothylacus tenellus LC resident 2000 present A3
Southern Grosbeak-canary Crithagra buchanani LC resident 2000 unknown A3
White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata LC resident 2000 present A3
Somali Bunting Emberiza poliopleura 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)
Kahe I Forest Reserve 597 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/nyumba-ya-mungu-reservoir-iba-tanzania on 28/02/2024.