Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata

Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: (Salvin, 1883)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small breeding range, essentially confined to one island, and evidence suggests that it has experienced a substantial recent population decline linked to bycatch mortality in artisanal fisheries in its principal foraging grounds.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,280,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Phoebastria irrorata. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.