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Location Zambia, Northern
Central coordinates 30o 50.00' East  12o 18.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 150,000 ha
Altitude 1,100 - 1,808m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Zambian Ornithological Society (Partner Designate)



Site description Situated to the west of the Great North Road between Serenje and Mpika, the park lies mainly between 1,200–1,400 m, although the Lavushi Manda Hills exceed 1,800 m in places. It is bisected by a single dirt road and thus access to most of the area is very difficult and much of it remains poorly known. The terrain is dominated by mature miombo woodland, but the park encompasses the headwaters of numerous small rivers along which run strips of forest or dambos. In the hills are canyons and rock-faces. There are no tourist facilities.

Key Biodiversity See Box and Table 3 for key species. In and around the riparian forest are Accipiter melanoleucus, Scotopelia peli, Merops boehmi and Apalis thoracica, whilst the dambos hold Euplectes hartlaubi and Ortygospiza locustella. Neotis denhami has been recorded. The miombo supports a wide variety of birds typical of this habitat, such as Stactolaema anchietae, Anthus caffer and Anthreptes anchietae, and Ficedula albicollis is a common wintering visitor. Inhabiting the rocky areas are Buteo augur, Aquila verreauxii, Caprimulgus tristigma, Anthus lineiventris, Thamnolaea cinnamomeiventris and Onychognathus morio.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lybius minor resident  1998  present  A3  Not Recognised 
Anchieta's Barbet Stactolaema anchietae resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Miombo Pied Barbet Tricholaema frontata resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media winter  1998  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Racquet-tailed Roller Coracias spatulatus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pale-billed Hornbill Lophoceros pallidirostris resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Souza's Shrike Lanius souzae resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-bellied Tit Parus rufiventris resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Miombo Tit Parus griseiventris resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Tabora Cisticola Cisticola angusticauda resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Miombo Wren-warbler Camaroptera undosa resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-necked Eremomela Eremomela atricollis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-capped Crombec Sylvietta ruficapilla resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Angola Babbler Turdoides hartlaubii resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyanus resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Miombo Scrub-robin Erythropygia barbata resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-headed Black-chat Myrmecocichla arnoti resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Miombo Rock-thrush Monticola angolensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Boehm's Flycatcher Muscicapa boehmi resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Anchieta's Sunbird Anthreptes anchietae resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Miombo Double-collared Sunbird Nectarinia manoensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown Firefinch Lagonosticta nitidula resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Fuelleborn's Longclaw Macronyx fuellebornii resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Seedeater Serinus mennelli resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2001 low favourable low
Habitat
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Forest   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  Unknown  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bangweulu Game Management Area 657,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Lavushi Manda National Park 150,000 is identical to site 0  
Luitikila Forest Reserve 108,094 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   100%

Land use

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

References Clarke and Loe (1974).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lavushi Manda National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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