Ardenna carneipes (Gould, 1844) - Flesh-footed Shearwater

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


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This species is uncommon. It inhabits grasslands and inshore waters of subtropical regions. It is migratory, breeding in burrows on islands of Australia and New Zealand, and wintering in the Republic of Korea, India, Israel, Yemen, Vanuatu, Madagascar, and Chile (BirdLife International 2018). 

Conservation Status:  

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at approx. 148,000 individuals. One of the major threats to this species is increased adult mortality through bycatching. Another threat is the ingestion of plastic particles by the chicks (BirdLife International 2018).

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2018. Ardenna carneipes . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22698188A132632581. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22698188A132632581.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ardenna carneipes (Gould, 1844) – Flesh-footed Shearwater. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/ardenna-carneipes, accessed 2024/06/25.