Campbell Islands

Nature Reserve
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The Campbell Islands is a group of one main volcanic island and several islets in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The Campbell Island group is the most southerly of New Zealand’s subantarctic islands.
In the area there are the following habitats: sea area, islands, islets, steep cliffs, pebble and sandy beaches, streams, tussocks grasslands, and areas with megaherbs (large leaves and flowers herbs only found in the Subantarctics).

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 29 breeding species, of which two are endemic: Campbell Island Shag (Phalacrocorax campbelli) and Campbell Islands Teal (Anas nesiotis), the rarest duck in the world. The islands are the breeding grounds for 6 species of albatroos: Southern Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora), Campbell Albatross (Thalassarche impavida), Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys), Antipodean Albatross (Diomedea antipodensis), Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata), and Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma). Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus), and White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis) also breed here.

Geographic information

-52.547498°, 169.158597°


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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • Nature Reserve
    • Campbell Islands Nature Reserve
Information in English
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  • The Campbell Island Teal Anas aucklandica nesiotis: history and review, Murray Williams and Christopher J.R. Robertson
  • Notes on a visit to Jacquemart Island in the Campbell Island Group, M. N. Foggo and Colin D. Meurk
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