Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus

Family: Pelecanidae (Pelicans)

Authority: Molina, 1782

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd

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Justification of Red List category
Although the population of this species is now stable or perhaps even increasing, it is likely to still be recovering after dramatic declines in the El Niño year of 1998. It could suffer similar declines in the future if conditions were repeated, for these reasons it is classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,510,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Pelecanus thagus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/peruvian-pelican-pelecanus-thagus on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/03/2024.