Peruvian Tern Sternula lorata

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: (Philippi & Landbeck, 1861)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it is estimated to have a very small population which is undergoing continuing declines owing to habitat loss and disturbance on its breeding grounds. It is also restricted to a very small area when breeding and these breeding grounds remain highly threatened.

Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 67,600 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Sternula lorata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/peruvian-tern-sternula-lorata on 03/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/06/2023.