Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: (Bruch, 1853)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ac+3c+4ac

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable owing to a rapid population reduction in the last three generations (44 years). Trends in the main population appear to have stabilised and, unless declines recommence the species may warrant downlisting to Near Threatened in future.

Population size:

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 (2017) Species factsheet: Rissa brevirostris. Downloaded from on 18/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/11/2017.