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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 Calonectris leucomelas
Listed migratory - CAMBA as Puffinus leucomelas, JAMBA as Calonectris leucomelas, ROKAMBA as Calonectris leucomelas
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Policy Statements and Guidelines Marine bioregional plan for the North Marine Region (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012x) [Admin Guideline].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
List of Migratory Species (13/07/2000) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000b) [Legislative Instrument] as Calonectris leucomelas.
 
Declaration under section 248 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of Marine Species (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000c) [Legislative Instrument] as Calonectris leucomelas.
 
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - Listed Migratory Species - Approval of an International Agreement (Commonwealth of Australia, 2007h) [Legislative Instrument] as Calonectris leucomelas.
 
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Least Concern (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2013.1 list)
Scientific name Calonectris leucomelas [1077]
Family Procellariidae:Procellariiformes:Aves:Chordata:Animalia
Species author (Temminck,1835)
Infraspecies author  
Reference  
Other names Puffinus leucomelas [66541]
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 Streaked Shearwater has been identified as a conservation value in the North (DSEWPaC 2012x) Marine Region. The "species group report card - seabirds" for the North (DSEWPaC 2012x) 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
Biological Resource Use:Fishing and Harvesting Aquatic Resources:Mortality due to capture, entanglement/drowning in nets and fishing lines Calonectris leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006eh) [Internet].
Puffinus leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wd) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Hunting and Collecting Terrestrial Animals:Direct exploitation by humans including hunting Calonectris leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006eh) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Human induced disturbance due to unspecified activities Puffinus leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wd) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Felis catus (Cat, House Cat, Domestic Cat) Calonectris leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006eh) [Internet].
Puffinus leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wd) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation by rats Calonectris leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006eh) [Internet].
Puffinus leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wd) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Predation/competition by introduced species Puffinus leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wd) [Internet].

Blaber, S.J.M. & D.A. Milton (1994). Distribution of seabirds at sea in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 45:445--454.

Carter, M.J. (2002). Personal communication.

Collins, P. & R. Jessop (1997). The occurrence of three species of shearwater at Broome, North-western Australia. Australian Bird Watcher. 17:94-96.

del Hoyo, J., A. Elliot & J. Sargatal (1992). Ostrich to Ducks. In: Handbook of the Birds of the World. 1. Spain: Lynx Edicions.

Enticott, J. & D. Tipling (1997). Photographic Handbook of the Seabirds of the World. New Holland, London.

Harrison, P (1983). Seabirds: An Identification Guide. London: Croom Helm.

Inskipp, T., N. Lindsay & W. Duckworth (1996). An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the Oriental Region. Sandy, Bedfordshire: Oriental Bird Club.

Litvienko, N. & Y. Shibaev (1991). Status and conservation of the seabirds nesting in southeast U.S.S.R. In: Croxall, J., ed. Seabird Status and Conservation: A Supplement. ICBP Technical Publication 11. Page(s) 175--204.

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.

Oka, N. (1994a). Underwater feeding of three shearwaters: Pale-footed (Puffinus carneipes), Sooty (Puffinus griseus) and Streaked (Calonectris leucomelas) Shearwaters. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology. 26:81-84.

Oka, N. (1994b). Sustainable exploitation of Streaked Shearwaters Calonectris leucomelas on Mikura Island, off the Izu Peninsula, Japan. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology. 26:99-108.

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

Tsurumi, M. (1989). Ectoparasites (Mallophaga and Siphonaptera: Insecta) from the Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas collected on Toshima Island, Tokyo. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology. 21:280--282.

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This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.

Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Calonectris leucomelas in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:09:18 +1000.