Morehead River

Country/territory: Australia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 135,560 ha

BirdLife Australia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
Morehead River supports a high proportion of the endangered Golden-shouldered Parrot, and possibly the endangered Buff-breasted Button-quail. It also supports significant populations of the near threatened Black-throated Finch and Bush Stone-curlew and an additional six species restricted to the Tropical Savanna Biome: Silver-crowned Friarbird, Yellow-tinted Honeyeater, Yellow Honeyeater, Banded Honeyeater, Bar-breasted Honeyeater and Masked Finch.

Sue and Tom Shephard, leaseholders of Artemis Station. The nomination was prepared by Stephen Garnett.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Morehead River. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.