Rough-faced Shag Leucocarbo carunculatus

Family: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1+2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a very small population and is restricted to five very small islands, rendering it susceptible to stochastic effects and human impacts. If human disturbance or set-netting were shown to cause a population decline or fluctuations in numbers or locations, it would require uplisting to Endangered.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 430 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Leucocarbo carunculatus. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.