Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti


Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage. 2004. National Recovery Plan for the Abbott’s Booby Papasula abbotti. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra.

Clark, R. 2016. North west frontier. Seabird surprises off the Kimberley Coast. Australian Birdlife 5(1): 38-43.

Commonwealth of Australia. 2004. Background information on Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti.

Garnett, S. T.; Crowley, G. M. 2000. The action plan for Australian birds 2000. Environment Australia, Canberra.

Hennicke, J. C.; Weimerskirch, H. 2014. Coping with variable and oligotrophic tropical waters: Foraging behaviour and flexibility of the Abbott’s Booby. Marine Ecology Progress Series 499: 259-273.

Hennicke, J. C.; Weimerskirch, H. 2014. Foraging movements of Abbott’s Boobies during early chick-rearing and implications for a marine Important Bird Area in Christmas Island waters. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 30: 59-63.

Hennicke, J.C. 2012. Return of an historical threat to the endangered Abbott’s Booby? Marine Ornithology 40: 74-75.

IUCN. 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 10 December 2019).

James, D. J. 2007. Christmas Island biodiversity monitoring programme: summary report, December 2003 - April 2006.

Low, T. 2016. The final cut. Australian Birdlife 5(4): 42-45.

Morris-Pocock, J.A., Hennicke, J.C. and Friesen, V.L. 2012. Effects of long-term isolation on genetic variation and within-island population genetic structure in Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) seabirds. Conservation Genetics 13: 1469-1481.

Olsen, D. 2005. National Recovery Plan for the Abbott’s Booby Papasula abbotti. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra, Australia.

Pratt, H. D.; Retter, M. L. P.; Chapman, D.; Ord, W. M.; Pisano, P. 2009. An Abbott's Booby Papasula abbotti on Rota, Mariana Islands: first historical record for the Pacific Ocean. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 129(2): 87-91.

Quillfeldt, P., Martínez, J., Hennicke, J.C., Ludynia, K., Gladbach, A., Masello, J.F., Riou, S. & S. Merino. 2011. Hemosporidian blood parasites in seabirds—a comparative genetic study of species from Antarctic to tropical habitats. Naturwissenschaften 97: 809-817.

Yorkston, H. D.; Green, P. T. 1997. The breeding distribution and status of Abbott's booby (Sulidae: Papasula abbotti) on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Biological Conservation 79(2-3): 293-302.

Further resources

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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This species has been identified as an Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) trigger - click here for more information

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Papasula abbotti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023.