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.
Other birds have not been documented for this IBA.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Fire management practices should be sympathetic to the habitat requirements of the Forty-spotted Pardalote.
Several - see separate section.
State government (Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service) and some private holdings.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Flinders Island. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2020.