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Stewart Shag Phalacrocorax chalconotus



Family: Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants)

Authority: (Gray, 1845)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a small range and is restricted to a small and decreasing number of colonies. Although it is known to abandon and reoccupy sites over decades, the loss of a comparatively large number of locations in recent years is of concern, and although population trends are unclear, the population may be declining.



Population size: 1800

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 52,900 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Phalacrocorax chalconotus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.