Manawatawhi Three Kings Islands

Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (2014)
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Area: 485 ha

Protection status:

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity
IBA trigger species - Buller's Albatross, Australasian Gannet, Red-billed Gull, Red-crowned Parakeet, Bellbird.

Ornithological information: Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed breeding or resident on the islands: Little Penguin, Grey-faced Petrel, Black-winged Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Fluttering Shearwater, Common Diving Petrel, Pied Shag, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, Grey Noddy (Grey Ternlet), Australasian Harri-er, Spotless Crake, Banded Rail, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, North island Fantail, Three Kings Bellbird, Blackbird, Hedge Sparrow, Chaffinch, Common Myna. Other species recorded: Little Egret, Brown Quail, Long-tailed Cuckoo, Redpoll.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Manawatawhi Three Kings Islands. Downloaded from on 03/12/2020.