Vanua Lava, Mount Sereama

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
Vanuatu Scrubfowl Megapodius layardi VU resident - uncommon A2
Vanuatu Imperial-pigeon Ducula bakeri LC resident - common A1, A2
Tanna Fruit-dove Ptilinopus tannensis LC resident - present A2
Red-bellied Fruit-dove Ptilinopus greyi LC resident - present A2
Collared Petrel Pterodroma brevipes VU breeding 2011 50-249 individuals A1
White-necked Petrel Pterodroma cervicalis VU breeding 2011 16 nests A1
Palm Lorikeet Charmosyna palmarum VU resident - common A1, A2
Cardinal Myzomela Myzomela cardinalis LC resident - present A2
Vanuatu Honeyeater Gliciphila notabilis LC resident - present A2
Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis LC resident - present A2
Long-tailed Triller Lalage leucopyga LC resident - present A2
Vanuatu Streaked Fantail Rhipidura spilodera LC resident - present A2
Melanesian Flycatcher Myiagra caledonica LC resident - present A2
Buff-bellied Monarch Neolalage banksiana LC resident - present A2
Southern Shrikebill Clytorhynchus pachycephaloides LC resident - present A2
Santo Thicketbird Cincloramphus whitneyi LC resident - present A1, A2
Vanuatu White-eye Zosterops flavifrons LC resident - present 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: Vanua Lava, Mount Sereama. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.