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Location Micronesia, Federated States of, Kosrae
Central coordinates 162o 59.91' East  5o 22.12' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 609 ha
Altitude 0 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description The swiftlet cave holds the largest breeding population of the Island Swiftlet on Kosrae. It is also featured in local legends.

Key Biodiversity The swiftlet cave holds the largest breeding population of the Island Swiftlet on Kosrae.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ptilinopus porphyraceus resident  present  A2  Not Recognised 
Micronesian Imperial-pigeon Ducula oceanica resident  present  A1, A2  Near Threatened 
Caroline Swiftlet Aerodramus inquietus resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Micronesian Myzomela Myzomela rubratra resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Grey-brown White-eye Zosterops cinereus resident  present  A2  Least Concern 
Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca resident  present  A2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium not assessed not assessed
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Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wiya Swiftlet Cave. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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