Black Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni

Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: Gray, 1862

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it breeds on just two very small islands where introduced predators are a potential threat, and could drive the taxon towards extinction in a very short time. The population is assumed to be stable, but if a decline is detected, the species should be uplisted to Endangered.

Population size: 5500 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 54,300,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Procellaria parkinsoni. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.