Keep River


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-quilled Rock-pigeon Petrophassa albipennis LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Bush Thick-knee Burhinus grallarius LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A1
Northern Rosella Platycercus venustus LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A3
Varied Lorikeet Psitteuteles versicolor LC unknown 1998-2008 uncommon A3
Banded Honeyeater Cissomela pectoralis LC unknown 1998-2008 frequent A3
Silver-crowned Friarbird Philemon argenticeps LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A3
Bar-breasted Honeyeater Ramsayornis fasciatus LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A3
White-gaped Honeyeater Stomiopera unicolor LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A3
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater Ptilotula flavescens LC resident 1998-2008 common A3
Sandstone Shrike-thrush Colluricincla woodwardi LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A3
Star Finch Neochmia ruficauda LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A1
Masked Finch Poephila personata LC resident 1998-2008 624 individuals A3
Long-tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda LC resident 1998-2008 254 individuals A3
Gouldian Finch Chloebia gouldiae NT resident 1998-2008 50-880 individuals A1, A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Newry Station Gouldian Finch Conservation Covenant 579 protected area contained by site 0
Keep River National Park 57,423 protected area overlaps with site 22,943
Barrbem 5(1)(h) Reserve 14,327 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Hummock grasslands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
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Land ownership
Mostly Newry pastoral lease and Keep River National Park; other leases in Western Australia. The national park is the responsibility of NT Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Keep River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2022.