Lava Gull Larus fuliginosus

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: Gould, 1841

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species is considered Vulnerable because it has a very small population. Numbers are assumed to be stable, although there are a number of potential threats, which may be having an impact.

Population size: 600-800

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 40,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Larus fuliginosus. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.