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 Catharacta antarctica
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Unknown Extant        
Antarctica Unknown Extant        
Argentina Native Extant        
Brazil Unknown Extant        
Chile Unknown Extant        
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Native Extant        
French Southern Territories Unknown Extant Yes      
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes    
South Africa Unknown Extant Yes      
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Native Extant        
St Helena (to UK) Unknown Extant Yes      
Uruguay Native Extant   Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
French Southern Territories Île aux Cochons site factsheet
French Southern Territories Île de l'Est site factsheet
South Africa Prince Edward Islands Special Nature Reserve site factsheet
St Helena (to UK) Gough Island site factsheet
St Helena (to UK) Nightingale Island group site factsheet

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Catharacta antarctica. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Stercorariidae (Skuas)
Species name author (Lesson, 1831)
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species