MW006
South Viphya Forest Reserve


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
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 1999 present A3
Striped Flufftail Sarothrura affinis LC resident 1999 present A3
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 1999 present A3
Whyte's Barbet Stactolaema whytii LC resident 1999 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 1999 present A3
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae LC resident 1999 present A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 1999 present A3
Miombo Tit Melaniparus griseiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Rufous-bellied Tit Melaniparus rufiventris LC resident 1999 present A3
Red-capped Crombec Sylvietta ruficapilla LC resident 1999 present A3
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
Stierling's Wren-warbler Calamonastes stierlingi LC resident 1999 present A3
Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea VU breeding 1999 present A1, A3
Black-browed Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla fusciceps LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-streaked Greenbul Phyllastrephus flavostriatus LC resident 1999 present A2, A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 1999 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 1999 present A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 1999 present A3
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1999 present A3
Miombo Scrub-robin Tychaedon barbata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 1999 present A3
Rusty-flanked Robin-chat Dessonornis macclounii LC resident 1999 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 1999 present A3
White-chested Alethe Chamaetylas fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A3
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Anchieta's Sunbird Anthreptes anchietae LC resident 1999 present A3
Bronze Sunbird Nectarinia kilimensis LC resident 1999 present A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 1999 present A3
Western Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris gertrudis LC resident 1999 present A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 1999 present A3
Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps NT resident 1999 present A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 1999 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 1999 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-eared Seedeater Crithagra mennelli LC resident 1999 present A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 1999 present A2, 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)
South Viphya Forest Reserve 114,780 is identical to site 114,780
Perekezi Forest Reserve 14,762 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mtangatanga Forest Reserve 8,443 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kawilwe Forest Reserve 699 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: South Viphya Forest Reserve. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/south-viphya-forest-reserve-iba-malawi on 27/02/2024.