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
The population of this species has been estimated to be 10,000 breeding pairs, 30000 individuals. 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:

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 (2018) Species factsheet: Pterodroma alba. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/11/2018.