Kerguelen Tern Sterna virgata

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: Cabanis, 1875

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened owing to its small population size. It is not thought to be undergoing a decline at present, but any indication of a decline would result in the species being reclassified as threatened.

Population size: 2300-4300

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 398,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Antarctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Sterna virgata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2021.