Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris
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Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: (Temminck, 1828)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4bd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been downlisted to Near Threatened as it is no longer estimated to be undergoing very rapid population declines. Survey data from the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), holding over 70% of the global population, showed population increases during the 2000s and possibly since the 1980s, and the data suggest reclassification as Least Concern, however there remains a considerable degree of uncertainty over population trends for a significant part of the global population, and trend estimates are heavily influenced by the extrapolation over 65 years of data from a ten-year period. In addition, high levels of mortality of this species are reported from longline and trawl fisheries in the South Atlantic. For these reasons, moderately rapid ongoing declines over three generations since 1980 are precautionarily suspected until further data are forthcoming.

Population size: 1150000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 177,000,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Thalassarche melanophris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017.