Relict Gull Larus relictus

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Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because its population breeds at a small number of wetland locations in arid regions that could be strongly influenced by changes in climate. With such a restricted breeding distribution it is therefore susceptible to stochastic effects and human impacts. The population is also thought to be declining as a result of reclamation of coastal wetlands for development, and human disturbance on breeding grounds that has caused increased mortality of eggs and chicks.

Population size: 10000-19999 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 28,300 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
Realm - Palearctic - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Larus relictus. Downloaded from on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/12/2016.