Birds and biogeography of Mount Mecula in Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve
The montane forests of northern Mozambique’s isolated massifs are inhabited by numerous range-restricted and threatened bird species, but until recently were extremely little-known. We report on a first avifaunal survey of the isolated montane habitats of Mt Mecula (1 442 m), Niassa National Reserve, notable as the only currently protected montane area in northern Mozambique. Mount Mecula’s moist forest is small (approximately 136 ha in total) and patchy, and although known botanically to have some montane affinities, was found to support an avifauna more typical of riparian forests of medium to low altitude. The only montane forest species recorded was Lemon Dove Aplopelia larvata.
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- Biodiversidade de montanha
- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias
- Diversidade biológica e cultural
- Reserva Nacional do Niassa