Red List Category
for more information about the Red List categories and criteria
Justification of Red List category
This species has been found to be commoner than was once thought, however potential changes in gun cartridge quotas may lead to increased hunting pressure and a moderately rapid population reduction in the next three generations (20 years). It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.
Distribution size (breeding/resident):
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
Realm - Oceanic - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome