Phoenix Petrel Pterodroma alba

Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce; B2ab(ii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category

This species has a small Area of Occurrence, and is inferred to be undergoing a continued population decline owing to predation by invasive species such as rats and feral cats. Overall rates of decline are however difficult to assess, but the species is estimated to have undergone rapid declines over the past three generations. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 20000-30000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 28,800,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Pterodroma alba. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.