Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi

Family: Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)

Authority: Mathews, 1914

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a population numbering fewer than 5,000 mature individuals and is estimated to be in continuing decline, principally because of persecution by fishing activities in Indonesia. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2400-5000,3700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 40 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Fregata andrewsi. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.