IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Shy Ground-dove Alopecoenas stairi VU breeding 2004 common A1, A2
Many-coloured Fruit-dove Ptilinopus perousii LC breeding 2004 common A2
Tongan Fruit-dove Ptilinopus porphyraceus LC breeding 2004 common A2
Tropical Shearwater Puffinus bailloni LC breeding 2004 1,500 breeding pairs A4ii
Maroon Shining-parrot Prosopeia tabuensis LC breeding 2004 present A2
Blue-crowned Lorikeet Vini australis LC breeding 1990 uncommon A2
Polynesian Wattled Honeyeater Foulehaio carunculatus LC breeding 2004 common A2
Tongan Whistler Pachycephala jacquinoti NT breeding 2004 common A1, A2
Polynesian Triller Lalage maculosa LC breeding 2004 common A2
Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis LC breeding 2004 common A2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2004 10,000 breeding pairs A4iii

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)
2007 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe 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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Lowland evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
Savanna -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Late. Downloaded from on 16/05/2021.