Antipodes Islands

National Reserve
Record Public

Description

The Antipodes Islands is a group of 2 main volcanic islands and several islets in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
In the area there are the following habitats: sea area, islands, islets, beaches, cliffs, plateau, streams, bogs, 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 36 species, of which one is endemic: Antipodes Parakeet (Cyanoramphus unicolor) and 3 are endemic subspecies of the Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae), Red-fronted Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae), and New Zealand Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica). There are also important colonies of seabirds, such as the Antipodean Albatross (Diomedea antipodensis), White-capped Albatross (Thalassarche steadi), Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys), Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata), Grey Petrel (Procellaria cinerea), White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), White-headed Petrel (Pterodroma lessonii), Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), and Erect-crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri).

Geographic information

-49.680905°, 178.783303°
Up to 366m
20.450km²

Habitats

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Threats

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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • National Reserve
    • Antipodes Islands National Nature Reserve
      Yes
      100.00
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