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Yapen is an island lying in Geelvink bay (see EBA 174; also for map) and is part of the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. It rises to 1,430 m and was once an outlying range of the New Guinea mainland. It qualifies as a Secondary Area because of the two restricted-range species which occur there but which do not clearly identify it with another single EBA, although each of them occurs in three different EBAs on the mainland: Spice Imperial-pigeon Ducula myristicivora and Green-backed Robin Pachycephalopsis hattamensis.
Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
Threat and conservation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Yapen. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2019.