LC
Royal Penguin Eudyptes schlegeli



Family: Spheniscidae (Penguins)

Authority: Finsch, 1876

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
Although the species has a small range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is unknown and hence cannot be assessed under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is considered to be large and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.



Population size: 1340000-1660000, 1500000

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 160 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Eudyptes schlegeli. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/10/2022.