Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas

Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: Coues, 1864

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ce; B2ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species declined in the past owing to road building schemes and principally predation by introduced cats. However, these threats have ceased and the population may now begin to increase. Given the species's longevity it is retained as Near Threatened on the basis of the past declines.

Population size: 82000

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,460,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Puffinus opisthomelas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/09/2022.