TZ011
Udzungwa National Park


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
Udzungwa Forest-partridge Xenoperdix udzungwensis EN resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Dusky Turtle-dove Streptopelia lugens LC resident 2000 present A3
Montane Nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus LC resident 2000 present A3
Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus LC resident 2000 present A3
Fraser's Eagle-owl Bubo poensis LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Mountain Buzzard Buteo oreophilus NT resident 2000 present A3
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 2000 present A1
Bar-tailed Trogon Apaloderma vittatum LC resident 2000 present A3
Moustached Green Tinkerbird Pogoniulus leucomystax LC resident 2000 present A3
Grey Cuckooshrike Ceblepyris caesius LC resident 2000 present A3
Fülleborn's Boubou Laniarius fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Common Fiscal Lanius collaris LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
White-tailed Crested-flycatcher Elminia albonotata LC resident 2000 present A3
Red-capped Forest-warbler Artisornis metopias LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa NT resident 2000 present A1, A2
Chapin's Apalis Apalis chapini LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Winifred's Warbler Scepomycter winifredae NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Black-lored Cisticola Cisticola nigriloris LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Churring Cisticola Cisticola njombe LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Mountain Yellow Warbler Iduna similis LC resident 2000 present A3
Cinnamon Bracken-warbler Bradypterus cinnamomeus LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla chlorigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Olive-headed Bulbul Arizelocichla striifacies LC resident 2000 present A3
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla LC resident 2000 present A3
African Hill-babbler Sylvia abyssinica LC resident 2000 present A3
Brown Warbler Curruca lugens LC resident 2000 present A3
Zosterops poliogastrus NR resident 2000 present A3
Slender-billed Starling Onychognathus tenuirostris LC resident 2000 present A3
Waller's Starling Onychognathus walleri LC resident 2000 present A3
Kenrick's Starling Poeoptera kenricki LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Orange Ground-thrush Geokichla gurneyi LC resident 2000 present A3
White-eyed Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis fischeri LC resident 2000 present A3
Rusty-flanked Robin-chat Dessonornis macclounii LC resident 2000 present A3
White-starred Robin Pogonocichla stellata LC resident 2000 present A3
Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
White-chested Alethe Chamaetylas fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A3
Iringa Akalat Sheppardia lowei VU resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Dapple-throat Arcanator orostruthus NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Spot-throat Modulatrix stictigula LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Banded Sunbird Anthreptes rubritorques VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Forest Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris fuelleborni LC resident 2000 present A3
Moreau's Sunbird Cinnyris moreaui NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Rufous-winged Sunbird Cinnyris rufipennis VU resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht LC resident 2000 present A3
Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi LC resident 2000 present A3
Usambara Weaver Ploceus nicolli NT resident 2000 present A1, A2, A3
Red-faced Crimsonwing Cryptospiza reichenovii LC resident 2000 present A3
Yellow-bellied Waxbill Coccopygia quartinia LC resident 2000 present A3
Oriole Finch Linurgus olivaceus LC resident 2000 present A3
East African Citril Crithagra hyposticta LC resident 2000 present A3
Kipengere Seedeater Crithagra melanochroa LC resident 2000 unknown A2, A3
Streaky Seedeater Crithagra striolata LC resident 2000 unknown 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)
Udzungwa Mountains National Park National Park 208,869 is identical to site 199,000
Nyaganje Forest Reserve 19,086 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kilombero Valley Floodplain Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 796,735 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Udzungwa National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/udzungwa-national-park-iba-tanzania on 21/02/2024.