Aves | Ciconiiformes | Laridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 140.00 g (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Wing: 28.0 cm.
Total Length: 35 to 38 cm; Wingspan: 73 to 76 cm (Ref. 8812). Found along the coast and continental shelf (Ref. 356). Exclusively marine. Breeds singly or in loose colonies, typically along cliffs (Ref. 91362). Breeding colonies may be found on tropical islands, along beaches and low sea cliffs. Heavily preyed on by rats (Ref. 84934). Exhibits dipping behavior (Ref. 356).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100)