ET055
Omo National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1996

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yellow-necked Francolin Pternistis leucoscepus LC resident 1996 present A3
Sombre Nightjar Caprimulgus fraenatus LC resident 1996 present A3
Buff-crested Bustard Lophotis gindiana LC resident 1996 present A3
White-bellied Go-away-bird Criniferoides leucogaster LC resident 1996 present A3
Eastern Chanting-goshawk Melierax poliopterus LC resident 1996 present A3
Hemprich's Hornbill Lophoceros hemprichii LC resident 1996 present A3
Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill Tockus flavirostris LC resident 1996 present A3
Von der Decken's Hornbill Tockus deckeni LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus minor LC resident 1996 present A3
Red-and-yellow Barbet Trachyphonus erythrocephalus LC resident 1996 present A3
D'Arnaud's Barbet Trachyphonus darnaudii LC resident 1996 present A3
Black-throated Barbet Tricholaema melanocephala LC resident 1996 present A3
Red-bellied Parrot Poicephalus rufiventris LC resident 1996 present A3
Red-naped Bush-shrike Laniarius ruficeps LC resident 1996 present A3
Rosy-patched Bush-shrike Rhodophoneus cruentus LC resident 1996 present A3
Red-winged Lark Mirafra hypermetra LC resident 1996 present A3
Grey Wren-warbler Calamonastes simplex LC resident 1996 present A3
Boran Cisticola Cisticola bodessa LC resident 1996 present A3
Ashy Cisticola Cisticola cinereolus LC resident 1996 present A3
Abyssinian White-eye Zosterops abyssinicus LC resident 1996 present A3
Rufous Chatterer Argya rubiginosa LC resident 1996 present A3
Shelley's Starling Lamprotornis shelleyi LC resident 1996 present A3
White-crowned Starling Lamprotornis albicapillus LC resident 1996 present A3
Bare-eyed Thrush Turdus tephronotus LC resident 1996 present A3
African Grey Flycatcher Bradornis microrhynchus LC resident 1996 present A3
Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird Anthreptes orientalis LC resident 1996 present A3
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli LC resident 1996 present A3
Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser donaldsoni LC resident 1996 present A3
Grey-headed Silverbill Odontospiza griseicapilla LC resident 1996 present A3
Parrot-billed Sparrow Passer gongonensis LC resident 1996 present A3
White-bellied Canary Crithagra dorsostriata LC resident 1996 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)
1996 low favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tama Wildlife Reserve 326,900 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Omo West Controlled Hunting Area 456,100 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Omo National Park 389,492 protected area overlaps with site 406,800

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Bushland & thicket - deciduous, Bushland & thicket - evergreen -
Savanna Bushland & thicket - deciduous, Bushland & thicket - evergreen, Wooded grassland -
Grassland -
Forest Lowland forest - dry deciduous, Lowland forest - riparian, Woodland - riparian -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Omo National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/06/2022.