Malden Island Marine


Year of compilation: 2012

Site description
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 140 km around Malden Island to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Lesser Frigatebird based upon a 1977 population estimate of 7,000 individuals, Greater Frigatebird based upon a 1977 population estimate of 3,000 individuals, Masked Booby based upon a 1977 population estimate of 3,000 individuals and Red-footed Booby based upon a 1977 population estimate of 5,000 individuals from Perry, R. (1980) Island of ghosts. Pacific Discovery, 33: 9-13.

Key biodiversity
The site boundary is based upon a seaward extension of 140 km around Malden Island to encompass the foraging range of IBA threshold numbers of Lesser Frigatebird based upon a 1977 population estimate of 7,000 individuals, Greater Frigatebird based upon a 1977 population estimate of 3,000 individuals, Masked Booby based upon a 1977 population estimate of 3,000 individuals and Red-footed Booby based upon a 1977 population estimate of 5,000 individuals from Perry, R. (1980) Island of ghosts. Pacific Discovery, 33: 9-13.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malden Island Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2019.