Jamaican Petrel Pterodroma caribbaea

Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: Carte, 1866

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species was last collected in 1879, after a drastic decline in numbers through the 19th century, presumed to have resulted from the effects of introduced rats and mongooses. It was searched for without success during 1996-2000, but it cannot yet be presumed to be Extinct because nocturnal petrels are notoriously difficult to record, and it may conceivably occur on Dominica and Guadeloupe. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pterodroma caribbaea. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.