Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris

Family: Alcidae (Auks)

Authority: (Vigors, 1829)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4ace

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been downlisted from Critically Endangered because the rate of population decline that it is experiencing is suspected to be less rapid than previously thought. It is now listed as Near Threatened because it is nevertheless suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid decline. Further studies are required to quantify the overall rate of decline and identify the most significant threats to the species.

Population size: 32000-55000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,940,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Brachyramphus brevirostris. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/kittlitzs-murrelet-brachyramphus-brevirostris on 07/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/06/2023.