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Location New Zealand
Central coordinates 176o 10.86' West  44o 21.01' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 219 ha
Altitude 0 - 224m
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
Chatham Petrel Pterodroma axillaris breeding  1991-2010  335-1,000 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Broad-billed Prion Pachyptila vittata breeding  1960-1989  176,000-499,999 breeding pairs  A4ii  Least Concern 
Pitt Shag Phalacrocorax featherstoni breeding  1961-2003  39-63 nests  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Chatham Oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis resident  2009  3 breeding pairs  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Chatham Snipe Coenocorypha pusilla resident  1996  700-800  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Black Robin Petroica traversi breeding  2008-2009  103-128 individuals  good  A1  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1,000,000-2,499,999 breeding pairs  good  A4iii   
White-faced Storm-petrel Pelagodroma marina breeding  1994  840,000 breeding pairs  good  A4ii  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   major
Shrubland   major
Forest   major
Marine Intertidal   major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Rangatira South East Island. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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