Malaita Highlands

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2010 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Metallic Pigeon Columba vitiensis LC resident - present A2
Chestnut-bellied Imperial-pigeon Ducula brenchleyi NT resident - present A1, A2
Pale Mountain-pigeon Gymnophaps solomonensis LC resident - present A2
Meek's Lorikeet Charmosyna meeki NT resident - present A1, A2
Duchess Lorikeet Charmosyna margarethae NT resident - present A1, A2
Malaita Myzomela Myzomela malaitae NT resident - abundant A1, A2
Malaita Fantail Rhipidura malaitae VU resident - uncommon A1, A2
Malaita White-eye Zosterops stresemanni LC resident - abundant A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2010).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Malaita Highlands. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.