Chatham Island petrel (Pterodroma axillaris)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Chatham petrel is also known by its Maori name, ranguru. Fossil evidence indicates that this species was once widespread throughout the Chatham Islands of New Zealand [New Zealand Department of Conservation (NZDOC) 2001b]. However, the species is currently only known to breed on South East Island (Rangatira) (BirdLife International 2007a) and, as a result of recent release efforts, on Pitt Island (BirdLife International News 2006) within the Chatham Islands. The population of this species is very small, estimated at 800-1,000 birds based on recent research and banding studies (Taylor 2000), and is showing a decreasing population trend (BirdLife International 2007a). It is estimated that fewer than 200 pairs breed per year (NZDOC 2001b). The IUCN considers the Chatham petrel to be ``Critically Endangered''(BirdLife International 2006a). Banding studies have shown that young birds of this species remain at sea for at least two years before returning to land to breed and nest. Based on limited feeding habits data, the species preys on squid and small fish (Heather and Robertson 1997, as cited in BirdLife International 2000).

  • Countries in which the the Chatham Island petrel, Entire is known to occur:  New Zealand
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
09/14/2009 Foreign (Headquarters) Entire

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
01/09/1986 51 FR 996 999 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 51 FR 996-999
12/17/2007 72 FR 71298 71315 Proposed Rule To List Six Foreign Bird Species Under the Endangered Species Act
04/25/1990 55 FR 17475 17476 ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 55 FR 17475 17476
07/07/1988 53 FR 25511 25515 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress of Listing Actions; 53 FR 25511-25515
11/21/1991 56 FR 58664 58666 ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 56 FR 58664 58666
12/29/1988 53 FR 52746 52749 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 53 FR 52746-52749
05/12/1981 46 FR 26464 26469 ETWP; Notice of Petition Acceptance and Status Review
01/20/1984 49 FR 2485 2488 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 49 FR 2485-2488
06/30/1987 52 FR 24312 24314 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 52 FR 24312-24314
05/10/1985 50 FR 19761 19763 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 50 FR 19761-19763
09/14/2009 74 FR 46914 46930 Listing the Chatham Petrel,Fiji Petrel, and Magenta Petrel as Endangered Throughout Their Ranges

» Recovery

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» Conservation Plans

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» Life History

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