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Location New Zealand
Central coordinates 175o 50.07' West  43o 57.75' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 10 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
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 Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi breeding  1980-2002  5,000-5,800 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, A4ii  Endangered 
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri breeding  1990-2002  8,000-8,713 breeding pairs  A1, A4ii  Near Threatened 
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli breeding  1976-1993  336-2,000 breeding pairs  A4ii  Least Concern 
Pitt Shag Phalacrocorax featherstoni resident  1997-2011  6-9 nests  A1, A4i  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1960-1993  10,000-19,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forty Fours Motuhara. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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