Lake Magenta


Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 132,688 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
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Site description
The IBA is comprised of the remnant vegetation of the Lake Magenta Nature Reserve, but excluding the lake itself, and a large area of unallocated Crown Land to the east, which is also managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation. It is situated in the south of the Western Australian wheatbelt, about 190 km north-east of Albany. The site consists primarily of mallee and mallee-heath, with woodlands occurring to a lesser degree. The IBA represents the largest remaining area of high productivity mallee in Western Australia, with the IBA typically receving over 400 mm of rain per year. The area represents one of the largest remaining remnants within the wheatbelt and contains high productivity mallee and intact woodland communities that have largely been cleared elsewhere. It supports relatively large numbers of Malleefowl and is known as the "Chook Reserve" to the local community.

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Magenta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2021.