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Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba



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Red List Category

Criteria: A3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population which is in decline owing to predation by rats and cats. Its breeding range is small and declining and probably consists of fewer than ten locations. Trends are difficult to assess as breeding is variable both within and between years. The majority of birds breed on Kiritimati on which black rats have recently arrived. A very rapid population reduction is consequently predicted and this species therefore qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 20,200,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
Realm - Oceanic - realm
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern - Species listed by US Fish and Wildlife Service
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Pterodroma alba. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2016.