IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2012 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Atoll Fruit-dove Ptilinopus coralensis NT resident 1984 10 breeding pairs A1, A2
Gygis alba NR resident - 3,000 individuals A4i
Blue Lorikeet Vini peruviana VU resident 1984 20 breeding pairs A1, A2
Tuamotu Reed-warbler Acrocephalus atyphus LC resident 1984 150 breeding pairs A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tikehau. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/tikehau-iba-french-polynesia on 01/10/2023.