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Lava Gull Larus fuliginosus



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Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species is considered Vulnerable because it has a very small population. Numbers are assumed to be stable, although there are a number of potential threats, which may be having an impact.

Population size: 600-800 mature individuals

Population trend: Increasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,480 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
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 - Neotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Larus fuliginosus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.