Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus

Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: (Pallas, 1769)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because, although conservation efforts have resulted in a steady population increase, it still has a very small breeding range, limited to Torishima and Minami-Kojima (Senkaku Islands), rendering it susceptible to stochastic events and human impacts.

Population size: 1734

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 53,700,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Phoebastria albatrus. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.