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The world's most endangered pelicans and allies


Chart: conservation status of the world's pelicans and allies
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's pelicans and allies


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax perspicillatusPallas's CormorantEX
FREGATIDAEFregata andrewsiAndrews' Frigatebird, Christmas Frigatebird, Christmas Island FrigatebirdCRdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax onslowiChatham Island Shag, Chatham Islands Shag, Chatham ShagCRdecreasing
SULIDAEPapasula abbottiAbbott's BoobyENdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax featherstoniPitt Island ShagENdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax neglectusBank CormorantENdecreasing
BALAENICIPITIDAEBalaeniceps rexShoebill, Whale-headed StorkVUdecreasing
FREGATIDAEFregata aquilaAscension Frigatebird, Ascension Is. FrigatebirdVUunknown
SULIDAEMorus capensisCape GannetVUdecreasing
PELECANIDAEPelecanus crispusDalmatian PelicanVUdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax campbelliCampbell Island ShagVUstable
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax carunculatusNew Zealand King Shag, Rough-faced ShagVUstable
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax chalconotusBronzed Shag, Bronze Shag, Stewart Island ShagVUdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax colensoiAuckland Island Shag, Auckland Islands ShagVUstable
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax harrisiFlightless Cormorant, Galapagos CormorantVUstable
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax nigrogularisSocotra CormorantVUdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax ranfurlyiBounty Island Shag, Bounty Islands ShagVUstable
ANHINGIDAEAnhinga melanogasterAfrican Darter, Darter, Oriental DarterNTdecreasing
PELECANIDAEPelecanus philippensisGrey Pelican, Spot-billed PelicanNTdecreasing
PELECANIDAEPelecanus thagusPeruvian PelicanNTincreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax bougainvilliiGuanay CormorantNTdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax capensisCape CormorantNTstable
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax coronatusCrowned CormorantNTstable
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax gaimardiRed-legged CormorantNTdecreasing
ANHINGIDAEAnhinga anhingaAnhingaLCdecreasing
ANHINGIDAEAnhinga novaehollandiaeAustralasian Darter, Australian DarterLCstable
ANHINGIDAEAnhinga rufaAfrican Darter, DarterLCdecreasing
FREGATIDAEFregata arielLesser FrigatebirdLCdecreasing
FREGATIDAEFregata magnificensMagnificent FrigatebirdLCincreasing
FREGATIDAEFregata minorGreater Frigatebird, Great FrigatebirdLCdecreasing
SULIDAEMorus bassanusGannet, Northern GannetLCincreasing
SULIDAEMorus serratorAustralasian Gannet, Australian GannetLCincreasing
PELECANIDAEPelecanus conspicillatusAustralian PelicanLCstable
PELECANIDAEPelecanus erythrorhynchosAmerican White PelicanLCincreasing
PELECANIDAEPelecanus occidentalisBrown PelicanLCincreasing
PELECANIDAEPelecanus onocrotalusGreat White Pelican, White PelicanLCunknown
PELECANIDAEPelecanus rufescensPink-backed PelicanLCstable
PHAETHONTIDAEPhaethon aethereusRed-billed TropicbirdLCdecreasing
PHAETHONTIDAEPhaethon lepturusWhite-tailed TropicbirdLCdecreasing
PHAETHONTIDAEPhaethon rubricaudaRed-tailed TropicbirdLCstable
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax africanusLong-tailed Cormorant, Reed CormorantLCdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax aristotelisEuropean Shag, ShagLCdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax atricepsImperial Cormorant, Imperial ShagLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax auritusDouble-crested CormorantLCincreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax brasilianusNeotropic CormorantLCincreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax capillatusJapanese CormorantLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax carboBlack Shag, Cormorant, Great Cormorant, White-breasted CormorantLCincreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax fuscescensBlack-faced CormorantLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax fuscicollisIndian CormorantLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax magellanicusMagellan Cormorant, Rock ShagLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax melanoleucosLittle Pied Cormorant, Little ShagLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax nigerLittle CormorantLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax pelagicusKenyon's Shag, Pelagic CormorantLCdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax penicillatusBrandt's CormorantLCdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax punctatusSpotted ShagLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax pygmeusPygmy CormorantLCincreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax sulcirostrisLittle Black Cormorant, Little Black ShagLCunknown
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax urileRed-faced CormorantLCdecreasing
PHALACROCORACIDAEPhalacrocorax variusAustralian Pied Cormorant, Large Pied Cormorant, Pied Cormorant, Pied ShagLCunknown
SCOPIDAEScopus umbrettaHamerkopLCstable
SULIDAESula dactylatraMasked BoobyLCdecreasing
SULIDAESula grantiNazca BoobyLCdecreasing
SULIDAESula leucogasterBrown BoobyLCdecreasing
SULIDAESula nebouxiiBlue-footed BoobyLCstable
SULIDAESula sulaRed-footed BoobyLCdecreasing
SULIDAESula variegataPeruvian BoobyLCstable


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.





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