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Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma



Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: (Forster, 1785)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4bd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Endangered as data from some major colonies, in particular South Georgia (Georgias del Sur), which holds around half the global population, suggest that overall declines are taking place at a very rapid rate over three generations (90 years), even if colonies lacking trend information are assumed to be stable. The major driver of declines is likely to be incidental mortality on longline fisheries.



Population size: 250000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 107,000,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
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 (2016) Species factsheet: Thalassarche chrysostoma. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.