Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Onychoprion fuscatus Common name Sooty Tern
Population name serratus
Breeding range New Guinea, Australia, New Caledonia Non-breeding range Tropical Pacific Ocean
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Oceania
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1995 2011 1,200,000 1,500,000 Best guess [S7422] [R313] [R1140] [R1169]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1994 2003 FLU Poor [T5567] [R1140] [R1031]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 13400

References

  • R313 - Marchant, S.M. and Higgins, P.J. 1993. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume 2: Raptors to Lapwings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  • R1140 - O'Neill, L. In litt. 4 May 2012.
  • R1169 - Surman, C.A. and Nicholson, L.W.? 2009.??A survey of the breeding seabirds and migratory shorebirds of the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia.?Corella?33: 81-98.
  • R1031 - Burbidge, A.A. and Fuller, P.J. 2004. Numbers of non-burrowing seabirds of the Houtman Abrolhos: 1991-1993 and 1999. Corella 28: 96-103.

Notes

  • S7422 - Estimate takes account of number and variation in number of breeding pairs in Australian territory and New Caledonia; estimate clearly exceeds one million individuals.
  • T5567 - Population fluctuating with oceanic conditions.



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