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Location New Zealand
Central coordinates 175o 4.73' East  36o 11.83' South
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, A4iii
Area 3,085 ha
Altitude 0 - 722m
Year of IBA assessment 2014

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Brown Kiwi Apteryx mantelli resident  present  A1  Endangered 
Brown Teal Anas chlorotis resident  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Cook's Petrel Pterodroma cookii breeding  1922-2013  91,714-499,999 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Black Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni breeding  1922-2013  162-499 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Kokako Callaeas cinereus resident  present  A1  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2004  50,000-99,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   
New Zealand Storm-petrel Fregetta maoriana breeding  2014  1,000-4,999 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Critically Endangered 
New Zealand Kaka Nestor meridionalis resident  present  A1  Endangered 
Kakapo Strigops habroptila resident  present  A1  Critically Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Little Barrier Island Nature Reserve 2,817 protected area contained by site 3,043  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   major
Forest   major
Shrubland   major
Marine Intertidal   major
Rocky areas   minor
Wetlands (inland)   -
Artificial - terrestrial   minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Te Hauturu-o-Toi Little Barrier Island. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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