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Petrel, Henderson
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Pterodroma atrata
Asia, Chile, Global, Polynesia, South America Read more
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This species qualifies as Endangered as it probably breeds at fewer than five locations (although currently only known from one) and its population is suspected to be declining as a consequence of predation by rats. ...
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It is found in the Pitcairn Islands, and possibly in French Polynesia, though confusion over the taxon makes reports of this species in the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Australs and Gambiers uncertain.[ 1] Breeding colonies formerly existed on Ducie, but were wiped out by invasive rats by 1922. It now is believed to nest uniquely on the Henderson island atoll, which was declaired a World Heritage Site in 1988.[ 2] The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies it as closely related to Pterodroma arminjoniana and Pterodroma heraldica.[ 3] [ 4] Its natural habitat is the moist subtropical scrub found on that island. The endangered habitat of this species was identified in 2007 as requiring urgent action to restore it.[ 5] ...
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