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 Puffinus lherminieri
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

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
American Samoa Unknown Extant        
Anguilla (to UK) Native Extant        
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant        
Australia Vagrant Extant        
Bahamas Native Extant        
Barbados Native Extant        
Belize Vagrant Extant        
Bermuda (to UK) Vagrant Extant Yes      
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant        
Brazil Vagrant Extant        
British Indian Ocean Territory Native Extant Yes      
Canada Vagrant Extant        
Cape Verde Native Extant        
Cayman Islands (to UK) Native Extant        
Colombia Native Extant        
Comoros Native Extant Yes      
Cook Islands Unknown Extant        
Costa Rica Native Extant   Yes    
Cuba Native Extant        
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant        
Djibouti Native Extant        
Dominica Native Extant        
Dominican Republic Native Extant        
Ecuador Native Extant        
Egypt Vagrant Extant        
El Salvador Native Extant   Yes    
Fiji Native Extant Yes      
French Polynesia Native Extant        
French Southern Territories Unknown Extant        
Gambia Unknown Extant        
Grenada Native Extant        
Guadeloupe (to France) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Guam (to USA) Native Extant   Yes    
Guatemala Native Extant        
Guinea Unknown Extant        
Guinea-Bissau Unknown Extant        
Guyana Native Extant        
Haiti Native Extant        
Honduras Native Extant        
India Native Extant        
Indonesia Unknown Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant   Yes    
Israel Vagrant Extant        
Jamaica Native Extant        
Japan Native Extant        
Kenya Native Extant        
Kiribati Unknown Extant        
Kuwait Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Madagascar Unknown Extant        
Maldives Native Extant        
Marshall Islands Unknown Extant        
Martinique (to France) Native Extant        
Mauritania Unknown Extant        
Mauritius Native Extant        
Mayotte (to France) Native Extant        
Mexico Native Extant        
Micronesia, Federated States of Native Extant       Yes
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
Mozambique Native Extant        
Nauru Unknown Extant        
New Caledonia (to France) Native Extant        
Nicaragua Native Extant        
Niue (to New Zealand) Unknown Extant        
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Native Extant   Yes    
Oman Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant        
Palau Native Extant Yes      
Panama Native Extant        
Papua New Guinea Unknown Extant        
Peru Unknown Extant        
Philippines Unknown Extant        
Pitcairn Islands (to UK) Unknown Extant        
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant        
Réunion (to France) Native Extant Yes      
Samoa Unknown Extant        
Saudi Arabia Native Extant        
Senegal Unknown Extant        
Seychelles Native Extant Yes      
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant        
Solomon Islands Native Extant        
Somalia Native Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
Sri Lanka Vagrant Extant        
St Helena (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant        
St Lucia Native Extant        
St Martin (to France) Native Extant Yes      
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant        
Tanzania Unknown Extant        
Tokelau (to New Zealand) Unknown Extant        
Tonga Native Extant Yes      
Trinidad and Tobago Native Extant        
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
Tuvalu Unknown Extant        
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes    
United States Minor Outlying Islands (to USA) Native Extant     Yes  
USA Native Extant Yes      
Vanuatu Native Extant Yes      
Venezuela Native Extant        
Virgin Islands (to UK) Native Extant Yes      
Virgin Islands (to USA) Native Extant Yes      
Wallis and Futuna Islands (to France) Unknown Extant        
Western Sahara Unknown Extant        
Yemen Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Bahamas Allan's Cays site factsheet
Bahamas Cay Sal (superseded 26/03/2015) site factsheet
Bahamas Conception Island site factsheet
Bahamas Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park site factsheet
Bahamas Graham's Harbour site factsheet
Bahamas Low Cay, High Cay and Sandy Hook site factsheet
Bahamas Mira Por Vos site factsheet
Bahamas North Atlantic Abaco Cays site factsheet
Barbados Bird Rock site factsheet
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Saba site factsheet
Brazil Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha site factsheet
British Indian Ocean Territory North Brother, Chagos Bank site factsheet
Comoros Mont Mlédjélé (Mwali highlands) site factsheet
Ecuador Áreas costeras de Fernandina y del occidente de Isabela site factsheet
Ecuador Isla Española site factsheet
Ecuador Isla Floreana site factsheet
Ecuador Isla San Cristóbal site factsheet
Ecuador Puerto Ayora site factsheet
French Polynesia Ilots rocheux de Ua Pou site factsheet
Guyana Shell Beach site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Faror islands site factsheet
Kiribati Kiritimati (Christmas Island) site factsheet
Kiribati McKean Island site factsheet
Kiribati McKean Island Marine site factsheet
Martinique (to France) Îlets et falaises de Sainte Anne site factsheet
Oman Halaaniyaat Islands site factsheet
Oman Jazirat Hino site factsheet
Oman Khor Mughsayl site factsheet
Oman Masirah island site factsheet
Oman Musandam islands site factsheet
Oman Ras al Hadd site factsheet
Réunion (to France) Grand Bassin - Le Dimitile site factsheet
Réunion (to France) Grand Bénard - Tapcal site factsheet
Réunion (to France) Mouth of the Cirque de Salazie site factsheet
Réunion (to France) Plaine des Chicots - Plaine d'Affouches site factsheet
Réunion (to France) Rivière des Marsouins - Grand Etang site factsheet
Réunion (to France) Rivière des Remparts - Rivière Langevin site factsheet
Seychelles Aride Island Special Reserve site factsheet
Tonga Late site factsheet
Trinidad and Tobago Little Tobago Island site factsheet
Trinidad and Tobago St Giles Islands site factsheet
Yemen Al-Mukha - Al-Khawkhah site factsheet
Yemen Bab al-Mandab - Mawza site factsheet
Yemen Jaza'ir al-Hanish site factsheet
Yemen Jaza'ir al-Zubayr site factsheet
Yemen Ra's Fartak site factsheet


Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Puffinus lherminieri. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016.

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 Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)
Species name author Lesson, 1839
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species