Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abd+3bd+4abd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has declined rapidly over the past three generations and the decline is likely to be continuing. For these reasons it is evaluated as Vulnerable.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 64,100,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Rissa tridactyla. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.