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Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans



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Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Near Threatened as it has a restricted breeding range, with more than 90% of the breeding population being restricted to a single island. It is also subject to large population fluctuations in response to climatic effects, and could be negatively affected by climate change, human intrusions and overfishing.

Population size: mature individuals

Population trend: Stable

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,400 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Thalasseus elegans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.