Kakadu Savanna


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
Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon Petrophassa rufipennis LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Partridge Pigeon Geophaps smithii VU resident - frequent A1, A2, A3
Chestnut-backed Buttonquail Turnix castanotus LC resident - uncommon A1, A2, A3
Red Goshawk Erythrotriorchis radiatus NT resident - uncommon A1
Hooded Parrot Psephotellus dissimilis LC resident - 12,000 individuals A2, A3
Northern Rosella Platycercus venustus LC resident 1988-2008 frequent A3
Varied Lorikeet Psitteuteles versicolor LC resident 1988-2008 frequent A3
Rainbow Pitta Pitta iris LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Banded Honeyeater Cissomela pectoralis LC resident 1988-2008 frequent A3
Silver-crowned Friarbird Philemon argenticeps LC resident 1988-2008 common A3
Bar-breasted Honeyeater Ramsayornis fasciatus LC resident 1988-2008 common A3
White-lined Honeyeater Microptilotis albilineatus LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
White-gaped Honeyeater Stomiopera unicolor LC resident 1988-2008 common A3
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater Ptilotula flavescens LC resident 1988-2008 rare A3
Sandstone Shrike-thrush Colluricincla woodwardi LC resident 1988-2008 frequent A3
Buff-sided Robin Poecilodryas cerviniventris LC resident 1988-2008 frequent A3
Australian Yellow White-eye Zosterops luteus LC resident 1988-2008 common A3
Masked Finch Poephila personata LC resident 1988-2008 frequent A3
Long-tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda LC resident 1988-2008 frequent 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 good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area 1,370,454 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nitmiluk National Park 294,667 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kakadu National Park (Stage II) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 692,940 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kakadu National Park Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,902,510 protected area contains site 0
Kakadu National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,980,994 protected area contains site 1,124,600
Kakadu National Park 1,980,400 protected area contains site 1,124,600
Kakadu National Park (Commonwealth) 1,911,167 protected area contains site 1,124,600

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Melaleuca forests & woodlands -
Savanna Tropical eucalypt woodlands & grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
Leased by the Traditional Owners to Parks Australia and jointly managed.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kakadu Savanna. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2020.