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Phalacrocorax melanoleucos

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES PELECANIFORMES PHALACROCORACIDAE

Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Species Authority: (Vieillot, 1817)
Common Name/s:
English Little Pied Cormorant, Little Shag
Synonym/s:
Microcarbo melanoleucos melanoleucos Christidis and Boles (2008)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor/s: BirdLife International
Reviewer/s: Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/s: Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
Justification:
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Australia; Indonesia; Japan; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Vanuatu
Vagrant:
Micronesia, Federated States of ; Northern Mariana Islands
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater; Marine
Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Phalacrocorax melanoleucos. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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