White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: Temminck, 1825

Red List Category

Criteria: A3de

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is expected to experience a moderately rapid population decline in the next three generations (33 years) owing to a number of threats including introduced predators, oil-spills, the harvest of eggs and chicks and disturbance. If the population was found to be declining more rapidly, the species might qualify for a higher threat category.

Population size:

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 403,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Larus leucophthalmus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2018.