Current view: Text account
Year of compilation: 2012
Mangaia Kingfisher (VU) and Cook Islands Warbler are resident. Wintering site for Bristle-thighed Curlew (VU).
Upraised limestone island with volcanic centre. Population of 572 living in three villages. Outer ring of makatea mostly undeveloped. The coral reef has not been surveyed to determine its status.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Rats, cats and other invasive species. Habitat destruction. Over-harvesting.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mangaia. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/23660 on 29/05/2023.