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West Australian mangroves

Country/Territory Australia
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0 m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

This Secondary Area is defined by the range of its one endemic species, Dusky Gerygone Gerygone tenebrosa, which is confined to mangroves (perhaps more abundant on the seaward side of mangrove belts) from King Sound south to Bush bay in Western Australia. At least three populations exist (and three races have been described: north to south, tenebrosa, whitlocki and christopheri), separated at the Eighty Mile Beach, and at the break in mangroves between Pt Cloates and Carnarvon (Blakers et al. 1984).

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Red List category
Dusky Gerygone (Gerygone tenebrosa) LC

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
Country IBA Name IBA Book Code
Australia Dampier Saltworks
Australia Eighty Mile Beach
Australia Exmouth Gulf Mangroves
Australia Lake MacLeod
Australia Mandora Marsh and Anna Plains
Australia Port Hedland Saltworks
Australia Roebuck Bay

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: West Australian mangroves. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/eba/factsheet/419 on 29/02/2024.