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Nyungwe National Park


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
Handsome Francolin Pternistis nobilis LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Afep Pigeon Columba unicincta LC resident 1998 unknown A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 1998 present A3
Caprimulgus ruwenzorii NR resident 1998 present A2, A3
Schoutedenapus myoptilus NR resident 1998 present A3
White-spotted Flufftail Sarothrura pulchra LC resident 1998 unknown A3
Ruwenzori Turaco Gallirex johnstoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Congo Bay-owl Phodilus prigoginei EN resident 1998 unknown A2, A3
Red-chested Owlet Glaucidium tephronotum LC resident 1998 present A3
Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum VU resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Bubo poensis NR resident 1998 present A3
Cassin's Hawk-eagle Aquila africana LC resident 1998 present A3
Buteo oreophilus NR resident 1998 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes subcylindricus LC resident 1998 present A3
Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps LC resident 1998 present A3
Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates LC resident 1998 present A3
Trachyphonus purpuratus NR resident 1998 unknown A3
Western Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus coryphaea LC resident 1998 present A3
Dwarf Honeyguide Indicator pumilio NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Willcocks's Honeyguide Indicator willcocksi LC resident 1998 unknown A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1998 unknown A3
Campethera tullbergi NR resident 1998 present A3
Psittacus erithacus NR resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Oriole Oriolus percivali LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 1998 present A3
Ruwenzori Batis Batis diops LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Lagden's Bush-shrike Malaconotus lagdeni NT resident - present A1
Laniarius poensis NR resident 1998 present A3
Doherty's Bush-shrike Telophorus dohertyi LC resident 1998 present A3
Violet-backed Hyliota Hyliota violacea LC resident 1998 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Crested-flycatcher Elminia albiventris LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Tit Melaniparus funereus LC resident 1998 present A3
Stripe-breasted Tit Melaniparus fasciiventer LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-browed Crombec Sylvietta leucophrys LC resident 1998 present A3
Grauer's Warbler Graueria vittata LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Ruwenzori Apalis Oreolais ruwenzorii LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Black-faced Apalis Apalis personata LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Chestnut-throated Apalis Apalis porphyrolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Kungwe Apalis Apalis argentea LC resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Cisticola chubbi NR resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 1998 present A3
Grauer's Swamp-warbler Bradypterus graueri EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 1998 present A3
Andropadus nigriceps NR resident 1998 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus umbrovirens LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus laetus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Neumann's Warbler Hemitesia neumanni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Sylvia abyssinica NR resident 1998 present A3
Mountain Illadopsis Illadopsis pyrrhoptera LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-collared Mountain-babbler Kupeornis rufocinctus NT resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1998 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 1998 present A3
Sharpe's Starling Pholia sharpii LC resident 1998 present A3
Stuhlmann's Starling Poeoptera stuhlmanni LC resident 1998 present A3
Zoothera tanganjicae NR resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Chapin's Flycatcher Fraseria lendu VU resident 1998 unknown A2, A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-eyed Black-flycatcher Melaenornis ardesiacus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Archer's Robin-chat Dessonornis archeri LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1998 present A3
White-bellied Robin-chat Cossyphicula roberti LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-throated Alethe Chamaetylas poliophrys LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Stiphrornis erythrothorax NR resident 1998 unknown A3
Equatorial Akalat Sheppardia aequatorialis LC resident 1998 present A3
Grey-chested Kakamega Kakamega poliothorax LC resident 1998 present A3
Little Green Sunbird Anthreptes seimundi LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1998 present A3
Blue-headed Sunbird Cyanomitra alinae LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Purple-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia purpureiventris LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Northern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris reichenowi LC resident 1998 present A3
Regal Sunbird Cinnyris regius LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Rockefeller's Sunbird Cinnyris rockefelleri VU resident 1998 unknown A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 1998 present A3
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster LC resident 1998 present A3
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Twinspot Euschistospiza cinereovinacea LC resident 1998 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1998 present A3
Abyssinian Crimsonwing Cryptospiza salvadorii LC resident 1998 present A3
Dusky Crimsonwing Cryptospiza jacksoni LC resident 1998 present A2, A3
Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi EN resident 1998 present A1, A2, A3
Coccopygia melanotis NR resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Nigrita Nigrita fusconotus LC resident 1998 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 1998 present A3
Yellow-browed Citril Crithagra frontalis LC resident 1998 present A3
Thick-billed Seedeater Crithagra burtoni LC resident 1998 present A3
Serinus striolatus NR resident 1998 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 medium not assessed high
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
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Nyungwe National Park 101,900 protected area contains site 90,000

Habitats

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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nyungwe National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.