Marotere Chickens Islands

Country/territory: New Zealand

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

Protection status:

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species: Pycroft's Petrel, Flesh-footed Shearwater, Fluttering Shearwater, Kaka, Red-fronted Parakeet, North Island Saddleback

Ornithological information: Besides the trigger species the following are confirmed breeding or resident on the islands: Little Penguin, Grey-faced Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, Northern Little Shearwater, Common Diving Petrel, Pied Shag, Little Shag, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, NZ Pigeon, Yellow-crowned Parakeet, Morepork, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, North Island Fantail, Grey Warbler, North Island Tomtit, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Hedge Sparrow, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Starling. Other species recorded: Caspian Tern, Shining Cuckoo, Common Myna.

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