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Species Profile and Threats Database


For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed marine as Puffinus griseus
Listed migratory - CAMBA as Puffinus griseus, JAMBA as Puffinus griseus
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Policy Statements and Guidelines Marine bioregional plan for the Temperate East Marine Region (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012aa) [Admin Guideline].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
List of Migratory Species (13/07/2000) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000b) [Legislative Instrument] as Puffinus griseus.
 
Declaration under section 248 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of Marine Species (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000c) [Legislative Instrument] as Puffinus griseus.
 
Scientific name Ardenna grisea [82651]
Family Procellariidae:Procellariiformes:Aves:Chordata:Animalia
Species author (J.F. Gmelin, 1789)
Infraspecies author  
Reference  
Other names Puffinus griseus [1024]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

Marine bioregional plans have been developed for four of Australia's marine regions - South-west, North-west, North and Temperate East. Marine Bioregional Plans will help improve the way decisions are made under the EPBC Act, particularly in relation to the protection of marine biodiversity and the sustainable use of our oceans and their resources by our marine-based industries. Marine Bioregional Plans improve our understanding of Australia's oceans by presenting a consolidated picture of the biophysical characteristics and diversity of marine life. They describe the marine environment and conservation values of each marine region, set out broad biodiversity objectives, identify regional priorities and outline strategies and actions to address these priorities. Click here for more information about marine bioregional plans.

The Sooty Shearwater has been identified as a conservation value in the Temperate East (DSEWPaC 2012aa) Marine Region. See Schedule 2 of the Temperate East Marine Bioregional Plan (DSEWPaC 2012aa) for regional advice. Maps of Biologically Important Areas have been developed for Sooty Shearwater in the Temperate East (DSEWPaC 2012aa) Marine Region and may provide additional relevant information. Go to the conservation values atlas to view the locations of these Biologically Important Areas. The "species group report card - seabirds" for the Temperate East (DSEWPaC 2012aa) Marine Region provides additional information.

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes Puffinus griseus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wc) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Fishing and Harvesting Aquatic Resources:Incidental capture and drowning by longline fishing Threat Abatement Plan for the incidental catch (or by-catch) of seabirds during oceanic longline fishing operations (Environment Australia, 1998) [Threat Abatement Plan].
Biological Resource Use:Fishing and Harvesting Aquatic Resources:Mortality due to capture, entanglement/drowning in nets and fishing lines Puffinus griseus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wc) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Hunting and Collecting Terrestrial Animals:Harvesting for commercial purposes Puffinus griseus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wc) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Puffinus griseus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wc) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Felis catus (Cat, House Cat, Domestic Cat) Puffinus griseus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wc) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Predation, competition, habitat degradation and/or spread of pathogens by introduced species Puffinus griseus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wc) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition and/or predation by birds Puffinus griseus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wc) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Natural System Modifications:Indirect and direct habitat loss due to human activities Puffinus griseus in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wc) [Internet].

BIOMASS (Biological Investigations of Marine Antarctic and Subantarctic Systems, Working Party on Bird Ecology) (1984). Recording observations of birds at sea. BIOMASS Handbook. 18.

Brothers, N., D. Pemberton, R. Gales & I. Skira (1996). The status of seabirds in Tasmania. In: Ross, G.J.B., K. Weaver & J.C. Greig, eds. The Status of Australia's Seabirds: Proceedings of the National Seabird Workshop, Canberra, 1-2 November 1993. Page(s) 181-183. Biodiversity Group, Env. Aust., Canberra.

Christidis, L. & W.E. Boles (1994). The Taxonomy and Species of Birds of Australia and its Territories. Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union Monograph 2. Melbourne, Victoria: Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union.

Clark, G.S., A.P. Von Meyer, J.W. Nelson & J.N. Watt (1984). Notes on Sooty Shearwaters and other avifauna of the Chilean offshore island of Guafo. Notornis. 31:225--231.

Dyer, P.K. & G.J.E. Hill (1991). A solution to the problem of determining the occupancy status of Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus burrows. Emu. 91:20--25.

Hamilton, S. (1998). A test of burrow occupancy of Sooty Shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) using chick response to sound. Notornis. 45:64--66.

Kerry, K.R., R.S.C. Horne & D.F. Dorward (1983). Records of the Short-tailed Shearwater, Puffinus tenuirostris in Antarctic waters. Emu. 83:35--37.

King, W.B. (1984). Incidental mortality of seabirds in gillnets in the North Pacific. In: Croxall, J.P., P.G.H. Evans & R.W. Schreiber, eds. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. ICBP Technical Publication 2. Page(s) 709--715. ICBP, Cambridge, UK.

Marchant, S. & P.J. Higgins, eds. (1990). Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Volume One - Ratites to Ducks. Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.

Ogi, H. (1984). Seabird mortality incidental to the Japanese salmon gill-net fishery. In: Croxall, J.P., P.G.H. Evans & R.W. Schreiber, eds. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. ICBP Technical Publication 2. Page(s) 717--721. ICBP, Cambridge, UK.

Peters, J.L. (1986). Check-list of the Birds of the World. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Priddel, D. (1996). The status of seabirds in New South Wales. In: Ross, G.J.B., K. Weaver & J.C. Greig, eds. The status of Australia's seabirds Proceedings of the National Seabird Workshop, Canberra, 1-2 November 1993. Page(s) 201-208. Canberra: Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia.

Reid, T.A., M.A. Hindell, D.W. Eades & M. Newman (2002). Seabird Atlas of South-east Australian Waters. Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union Monograph 4. Melbourne, Victoria: Birds Australia (R.A.O.U.).

Richdale, L.E. (1963). Biology of the Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 141:1--117.

Robertson, C.J.R. & B.D. Bell (1984). Seabird status and conservation in the New Zealand region. In: Croxall J.P., P.G.H. Evans & R.W. Schreiber, eds. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. ICBP Technical Publication 2. Page(s) 573-586. ICBP, Cambridge, UK.

Ross, G.J.B., K. Weaver & J.C. Grieg (1996b). The Status of Australia's Seabirds: Proceedings of the National Seabird Workshop, Canberra, 1-2 November 1993. Canberra: Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia.

Scofield, P, D. Fletcher & C. Robertson (2001). Titi (Sooty Shearwaters) on Whero Island: An analysis of historic banding data using modern capture-recapture techniques. Journal of Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Statistics. 6:268--280.

Scofield, P. (2002). Personal communication.

Sibley, C.G. & B.L. Monroe (1990). Distribution and Taxonomy of the Birds of the World. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press.

Spear, L.B. & D.G. Ainley (1999). Migration routes of Sooty Shearwaters in the Pacific Ocean. Condor. 102:205--218.

Stephenson, G. & G. Schmida (2007). A second record of the elapid snake Furina dunmalli from New South Wales. Herpetofauna. 38:22-23.

Warham, J. (1996). The Behaviour, Population Biology and Physiology of the Petrels. London: Academic Press.

Weimerskirch, H. & P.M. Sagar (1996). Diving depths of Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus. Ibis. 138:786--794.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Ardenna grisea in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:08:19 +1000.