MW019
Thyolo tea estates


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
Green-headed Oriole Oriolus chlorocephalus LC resident 1999 present A3
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa NT resident 1999 present A1, A2, A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).


Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Thyolo tea estates. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/thyolo-tea-estates-iba-malawi on 28/02/2024.