|Central coordinates||172o 24.99' West 13o 36.77' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||500 - 1,800m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2010|
Ornithological information Six separate surveys have been undertaken on part of the site, although there are large areas that have not been surveyed to date. The site is the only likely site for the Samoa Moorhen, a species not definitely recorded since 1873, although there were possible sightings in 1987. In adddition Samoan White-eye is recorded here, and nowhere else.
Site description This site is home to the largest diversity and population of birds in the country. It covers all the Savaii uplands above approximately 500m in elevation. This includes the Tuasivi Ridge, itself classed as a KBA and an AZE as the last site for the Samoan Moorhen.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Samoan Moorhen Gallinula pacifica||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Critically Endangered|
|Shy Ground-dove Gallicolumba stairi||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Tooth-billed Pigeon Didunculus strigirostris||resident||2010||-||-||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Many-coloured Fruit-dove Ptilinopus perousii||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Purple-capped Fruit-dove Ptilinopus porphyraceus||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Flat-billed Kingfisher Todiramphus recurvirostris||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Mao Gymnomyza samoensis||resident||-||-||-||A1, A2||Endangered|
|Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Samoan Triller Lalage sharpei||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Near Threatened|
|Samoan Whistler Pachycephala flavifrons||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Samoan Fantail Rhipidura nebulosa||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Samoan Flycatcher Myiagra albiventris||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A2||Near Threatened|
|Samoan White-eye Zosterops samoensis||resident||-||-||-||A1, A2||Vulnerable|
|Samoan Starling Aplonis atrifusca||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Red-headed Parrotfinch Erythrura cyaneovirens||resident||-||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
Management considerations The site is threatened by logging along the lower slopes where millable timber can be found. A recent government policy directive stopping commercial logging operations could provide the necessary protection. The northwest side of the IBA is often threatened by forest fires during the dry season, while cyclones are always possible during the wet season.
Protection status Three national parks are located around the perimeter of the site - Asau-Falelima NP in the North West, Lata NP in the south and Mauga Salafai NP to the east. The site incorporates the Tuasiva Ridge KBA and AZE site within its boundaries.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Savaii Rainforest (includes Tuasivi Ridge AZE). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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