Bulweria fallax Jouanin, 1955 - Jouanin's Petrel

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 pelagic species is uncommon. It inhabits rocky cliffs for breeding and flies throughout the waterbodies frequently foraging on planktons and other aquatic invertebrates. It is migratory, breeding in Oman and Yemen, and wintering in India, Iran, Somalia, and Australia (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 current population trend of this species is unknown, while the population estimate is of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from hunting for meat and medicine (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. Bulweria fallax . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22698136A132628433. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22698136A132628433.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Bulweria fallax Jouanin, 1955 – Jouanin's Petrel. 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/bulweria-fallax, accessed 2024/06/25.