Prince Regent and Mitchell River


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-quilled Rock-pigeon Petrophassa albipennis LC resident 2008 common A2, A3
Partridge Pigeon Geophaps smithii VU resident 1978-2008 uncommon A1, A2, A3
Chestnut Rail Eulabeornis castaneoventris LC resident 1978-2008 frequent A2
Bush Thick-knee Burhinus grallarius LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A1
Chestnut-backed Buttonquail Turnix castanotus LC resident 1978-2008 frequent A1, A2, A3
Northern Rosella Platycercus venustus LC resident 1978-2008 common A3
Varied Lorikeet Psitteuteles versicolor LC resident 1978-2008 common A3
Rainbow Pitta Pitta iris LC resident 1988-2008 frequent A2, A3
Black Grasswren Amytornis housei NT resident 1978-2008 frequent A2, A3
Banded Honeyeater Cissomela pectoralis LC resident 1978-2008 frequent A3
Silver-crowned Friarbird Philemon argenticeps LC resident 1978-2008 abundant A3
Bar-breasted Honeyeater Ramsayornis fasciatus LC resident 1978-2008 common A3
Meliphaga albilineata NR resident 1978-2008 frequent A2, A3
White-gaped Honeyeater Stomiopera unicolor LC resident 1978-2008 common A3
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater Ptilotula flavescens LC resident 1978-2008 frequent A3
Sandstone Shrike-thrush Colluricincla woodwardi LC resident 1978-2008 frequent A3
Poecilodryas superciliosa NR resident 1978-2008 frequent A3
Australian Yellow White-eye Zosterops luteus LC resident 1978-2008 rare A3
Masked Finch Poephila personata LC resident 1978-2008 rare A3
Long-tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda LC resident 1978-2008 uncommon A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Prince Regent National Park 576,400 protected area contained by site 634,952
Mitchell River National Park 115,300 protected area contained by site 115,325
Lawley River National Park 17,570 protected area contained by site 17,572
Laterite Conservation Park 12,190 protected area contained by site 12,191
Camp Creek Conservation Park 1,267 protected area contained by site 1,267

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Rainforest & vine thickets -
Savanna Tropical eucalypt woodlands & grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Coastline Mangrove wetlands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Land ownership
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prince Regent and Mitchell River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.