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Townsend's Shearwater Puffinus auricularis



Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: Townsend, 1890

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been extirpated from two islands, and breeding is now restricted to an extremely small area on one island. It qualifies as Critically Endangered because habitat is being degraded by sheep grazing, whilst feral cats are reducing numbers.



Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 3,200,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Puffinus auricularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.