Black Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma melania



Conservation Status

Globally it is considered a Least Concern species, the global population and their trends have not been quantified but is considered stable as the species is not exploited. In Mexico this species is considered threatened. Due to its restricted distribution, is highly susceptible to human disturbance. The biggest threat to this species is the introduction of land mammals on the nesting islands, causing habitat destruction and predation of eggs, chicks and adults. Among the conservation measures taken for this species, is the eradication of exotic mammals on the Partida and San Benito islands, but constant monitoring is needed to prevent and detect the possible reintroduction of cats and rats. Additionally, several of the islands where this species reproduces are wildlife reserves.

Effects of human activity on populations

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Recommended Citation

Black Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma melania), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: