NZ064
Rangitata River


Country/territory: New Zealand

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2014)
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Area: 18,975 ha

Forest and Bird

Key biodiversity

IBA Trigger species - Black-billed Gull, Black-fronted Tern, Wrybill

Besides the trigger species the following species are confirmed or likely to be breeding: Black Shag, Little Shag, White-faced Heron, Canada Goose, Paradise Shelduck, Mallard, Australasian Harrier, South Island Pied Oystercatcher, Pied Stilt, Banded Dotterel, Spur-winged Plover, Southern Black-backed Gull, Red-billed Gull, White-fronted Tern, Rock Pigeon, NZ Kingfisher, Welcome Swallow, NZ Pipit, Grey Warbler, Silvereye, Skylark, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Redpoll, House Sparrow, Starling, Australian Magpie. Other species recorded: Spotted Shag.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rangitata River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021.