Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca

Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: (Hilsenberg, 1822)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4bd

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered owing to a very rapid decline over three generations (90 years), probably due to interactions with fisheries. Since 1980, three sites (Crozet, Marion and Gough) have witnessed severe declines, although the population at Prince Edward may have increased between 2002-2009. However, high variability in population counts between years necessitates caution and further data are required before a change in status should be considered.

Population size: 21234-28656 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 76,200,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phoebetria fusca. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/sooty-albatross-phoebetria-fusca on 06/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 06/12/2023.