Central Flinders Island


Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 30,496 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed not assessed
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Site description
The IBA includes a series of conservation reserves and adjacent land with similar habitat on central Flinders Island in Bass Strait. The IBA is defined by the distribution of documented breeding colonies of the endangered Forty-spotted Pardalote and nearby similar grassy White Gum woodland. The Forty-spotted Pardalote colonies are located (1) between Walkers Lookout and Lucks Hill in the Darling Range, (2) south-west of East Sugarloaf and (3) east of Brougham Sugarloaf within Brougham Sugarloaf Conservation Area. Flinders Island has a mild maritime climate; mean maximum temperatures range from about 13-23 Celsius with mean annual rainfall varying from 600 mm to >800 mm across the island.

Key biodiversity
Other birds have not been documented for this IBA.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Flinders Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2019.