Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba

Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small breeding range which is declining and probably consists of fewer than ten locations. Overall trends are difficult to assess as breeding is variable both within and between years, but the species is suspected to be in decline owing to predation by rats and cats. The majority of birds breed on Kiritimati on which House Rats are currently becoming established. A very rapid population reduction is consequently predicted and so this species is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 20000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 28,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pterodroma alba. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2022.