Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: (Bruch, 1853)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4ac

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Justification of Red List category
This species underwent a rapid historical decline, but there is evidence that suggests that the population has now recovered, and potentially stabilised. It is precautionarily listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 100000-499999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,320,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rissa brevirostris. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.