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Location Antarctica
Central coordinates 62o 57.35' West  64o 29.61' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 6 ha
Altitude 0 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2015

Site description A large colony of Imperial Shags is located on a small islet ~1.5 km east of Guépratte Island, Fournier Bay, ~1 km north of Parker Peninsula on the northeastern coast of Anvers Island. The IBA extent is defined by the coastline of the islet on which the birds breed.

The nearest scientific station is Melchior (Argentina), located on Melchior Island ~20 km to the north of Ant019.

Key Biodiversity Approximately 220 breeding pairs of Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) were recorded at this site in 1987 (Poncet & Poncet, unpublished data).

Non-bird biodiversity: None known.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Imperial Shag Phalacrocorax atriceps breeding  1987  220 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 

Protection status None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Islet east of Guépratte Island. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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