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Band-rumped Storm-petrel Hydrobates castro

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2010 Least Concern

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 84,900,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 150000 poor Estimated 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 19.1 - - -
Population justification: Brooke (2004) estimated the global population to number around 150,000 individuals.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to predation by invasive species and unsustainable levels of exploitation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Antigua and Barbuda Vagrant Extant        
Canada Vagrant Extant        
Cape Verde Native Extant Yes      
Colombia Native Extant   Yes    
Costa Rica Native Extant   Yes    
Cuba Vagrant Extant        
Ecuador Native Extant   Yes    
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant   Yes    
France Vagrant Extant        
Ghana Vagrant Extant        
Ireland Vagrant Extant        
Israel Vagrant Extant        
Japan Native Extant Yes      
Kiribati Native Extant   Yes    
Marshall Islands Native Extant   Yes    
Mauritania Native Extant   Yes    
Mexico Native Extant   Yes    
Morocco Native Extant   Yes    
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Native Extant   Yes    
Portugal Native Extant       Yes
Russia (Asian) Vagrant Extant        
São Tomé e Príncipe Native Extant   Yes    
Senegal Native Extant   Yes    
Sierra Leone Vagrant Extant        
Spain Native Extant   Yes Yes  
St Helena (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
USA Native Extant   Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Ecuador Isla Española site factsheet
Ecuador Isla San Cristóbal site factsheet
Japan Hinodejima islet site factsheet
Portugal Berlenga and Farilhões islands site factsheet
Portugal Berlengas site factsheet
Portugal Costa das Flores site factsheet
Portugal Desertas site factsheet
Portugal Graciosa site factsheet
Portugal Ilhas Desertas site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu da Baleia e Ponta da Barca site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu da Praia site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu da Vila site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo e Costa Adjacente site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu do Topo e Costa Adjacente site factsheet
Portugal Ponta da Malbusca e Ponta do Castelete site factsheet
Portugal Ponta de São Lourenço site factsheet
Portugal Ponta do Pargo site factsheet
Portugal Porto Santo Oeste site factsheet
Portugal Santa Maria site factsheet
Portugal Selvagens site factsheet
Portugal Selvagens - Oceânica site factsheet
Spain Anaga rocky islets site factsheet
Spain Banco de Galicia site factsheet
Spain El Mojón site factsheet
Spain Estrecho de la Bocaina site factsheet
Spain Famara crag site factsheet
Spain Garachico rocky islet site factsheet
Spain Island of Lobos site factsheet
Spain Lanzarote islets site factsheet
Spain Salmor rocky islets site factsheet
Spain Western coast of El Hierro site factsheet
St Helena (to UK) Boatswainbird Island site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands major breeding
Marine Neritic Macroalgal/Kelp suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Macroalgal/Kelp suitable non-breeding
Marine Neritic Pelagic major breeding
Marine Neritic Pelagic major non-breeding
Marine Neritic Seagrass (Submerged) suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Seagrass (Submerged) suitable non-breeding
Marine Neritic Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel suitable non-breeding
Marine Neritic Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs suitable non-breeding
Marine Neritic Subtidal Sandy suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Subtidal Sandy suitable non-breeding
Marine Neritic Subtidal Sandy-Mud suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Subtidal Sandy-Mud suitable non-breeding
Marine Oceanic Epipelagic (0-200m) major breeding
Marine Oceanic Epipelagic (0-200m) major non-breeding
Marine Oceanic Mesopelagic (200-1000m) major breeding
Marine Oceanic Mesopelagic (200-1000m) major non-breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Hydrobates castro. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Hydrobatidae (Northern Storm-petrels)
Species name author (Harcourt, 1851)
Population size 150000 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 84,900,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species