Manawatawhi Three Kings Islands

Year of compilation: 2014

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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Human disturbance – No
Predation by alien species – No
Habitat loss or degradation – No
Contamination – No
Natural disaster – No
Other - No

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity

Protected areas
Three Kings Islands - Nature Reserve - Protected area contained by site.

Land ownership

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Manawatawhi Three Kings Islands. Downloaded from on 11/06/2023.