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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 tenuirostris
Listed migratory - JAMBA as Puffinus tenuirostris, ROKAMBA as Puffinus tenuirostris
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].
 
Marine bioregional plan for the South-west Marine Region (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), 2012z) [Admin Guideline].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
List of Migratory Species (13/07/2000) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000b) [Legislative Instrument] as Puffinus tenuirostris.
 
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 tenuirostris.
 
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - Listed Migratory Species - Approval of an International Agreement (Commonwealth of Australia, 2007h) [Legislative Instrument] as Puffinus tenuirostris.
 
Scientific name Ardenna tenuirostris [82652]
Family Procellariidae:Procellariiformes:Aves:Chordata:Animalia
Species author (Temminck, 1835)
Infraspecies author  
Reference  
Other names Puffinus tenuirostris [1029]
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 Short-tailed Shearwater has been identified as a conservation value in the South-west (DSEWPaC 2012z) and Temperate East (DSEWPaC 2012aa) marine regions. See Schedule 2 of the Temperate East Marine Bioregional Plan (DSEWPaC 2012aa) for regional advice. Maps of Biologically Important Areas have been developed for Short-tailed 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 South-west (DSEWPaC 2012z) and Temperate East (DSEWPaC 2012aa) marine regions provide 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 tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Habitat alteration (vegetation, soil, hydrology) due to trampling and grazing by livestock Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Fishing and Harvesting Aquatic Resources:Commercial harvest Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [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 tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Biological Resource Use:Hunting and Collecting Terrestrial Animals:Harvesting for commercial purposes Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit, European Rabbit) Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox, Fox) Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [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 tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or predation Canis lupus familiaris (Domestic Dog) Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [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 tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Presence of pathogens and resulting disease Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:unspecified Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].
Pollution:Pollution:Pollution due to oil spills and other chemical pollutants Puffinus tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006wf) [Internet].

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Austin, J. & M. Edmunds (1994). Hatching success of the Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris in two Tasmanian colonies. Corella. 18:44-46.

Baker, G.B., R. Gales, S. Hamilton & V. Wilkinson (2002). Albatrosses and petrels in Australia: a review of their conservation and management. Emu. 102:71-97.

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.

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.

Fitzherbert, K. (2002). Personal communication.

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

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.

Lane, S.G. (1991). Breeding of Short-tailed Shearwater on Muttonbird Island, New South Wales. Corella. 15:107.

Lane, S.G. (1997). Short-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus tenuirostris on Muttonbird Island, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. Corella. 21:98.

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.

Nicholls, D.G., P. Stampton, N.I. Klomp & M. Schultz (1998). Post-breeding flight to Antarctic waters by a Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris. Emu. 98:79--82.

Norman, F.I., P. Dann & P.W. Menkhorst (1996). The status of seabirds in Victoria. In: Ross, G.J.B., K. Weaver & J.C. Grieg, eds. The Status of Australia's Seabirds: Proceedings of the National Seabird Workshop, Canberra, 1-2 November 1993. Page(s) 185-200. Canberra: Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia.

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.

Ogi, H., T. Kubodera & K. Nakamura (1980). The pelagic feeding ecology of the Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris in the Subarctic Pacific Region. Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology. 12:157--181.

Peter, J. (1995). Short-tailed Shearwaters at Tortoise Head. Australasian Seabird Group Newsletter. 28:2--3.

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

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.).

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.

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Skira, I. (1991). The Short-tailed Shearwater: a review of its biology. Corella. 15:45--52.

Slater, J. & I. Skira (1990). The effect of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on Short-tailed Shearwaters. Tasmanian Naturalist. 101:1--4.

Veit, R.R. & G.L. Hunt (1991). Broadscale density and aggregation of pelagic birds from a circumnavigational survey of the Antarctic Ocean. Auk. 108:790--800.

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

Wooller, R.D., J.S. Bradley, I.J. Skira & D.L. Serventy (1989). Short-tailed Shearwater. In: Newton, I., ed. Lifetime Reproduction in Birds. Page(s) 405--417. Academic Press, London.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Ardenna tenuirostris in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:03:39 +1000.