Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus

Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
Recent analysis of trend data for the global population over the past three generations (64 years) gives a best case estimate of a 17 % increase and a worst case scenario of a 7.2 % decline (Chown et al 2008 to SCAR); declines consequently do not approach the threshold for classification as Vulnerable and the species is listed as Least Concern.

Population size: 65000-100000

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 140,000,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Antarctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Macronectes giganteus. Downloaded from on 22/03/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/03/2018.