Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Procellariiformes > Family: Hydrobatidae > Genus: Oceanodroma > Species: Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Leach's Storm-petrel - Oceanodroma leucorhoa (Vieillot, 1817)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Wintering habitats
  • open ocean
Natura 2000 species code A015

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000140 Spain Bahía de Cádiz Map
ES0000144 Spain Urdaibaiko itsasadarra / Ría de Urdaibai Map
ES0000317 Spain Penarronda-Barayo Map
ES0000318 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES2120014 Spain Ulia Map
ES2130005 Spain Gaztelugatxeko Doniene / San Juan de Gaztelugatx Map
ES2130007 Spain Urdaibaiko itsasertzak eta padurak / Zonas litorales y marismas de Urdaibai Map
FR2310045 France Littoral seino-marin Map
FR2510059 France Estuaire de l'Orne Map
FR5310072 France Ouessant-Molène Map
FR9310019 France Camargue Map
IE0000181 Ireland Rathlin O'Birne Island SAC Map
IE0002165 Ireland Lower River Shannon SAC Map
IE0002172 Ireland Blasket Islands SAC Map
IE0004008 Ireland Blasket Islands SPA Map
IE0004072 Ireland Stags of Broad Haven SPA Map
LV0303500 Latvia Pape Map
UK9001011 United Kingdom North Rona and Sula Sgeir Map
UK9001021 United Kingdom Flannan Isles Map
UK9001031 United Kingdom St Kilda Map
UK9002021 United Kingdom Ramna Stacks and Gruney Map
UK9002061 United Kingdom Foula Map
UK9002181 United Kingdom Sule Skerry and Sule Stack Map
FR7212002 France Rochers de Biarritz : le Bouccalot et la Roche ronde Map
FR7212013 France Estuaire de la Bidassoa et baie de Fontarabie Map
FR5212015 France Secteur marin de l'île d'Yeu jusqu'au continent Map
FR5212013 France Mor Braz Map
FR5412026 France Pertuis charentais - Rochebonne Map
ES90ATL01 Spain El Cachucho Map
ES1200016 Spain Ría del Eo Map
ES1200006 Spain Ría de Villaviciosa Map
FR3112006 France Bancs des Flandres Map
ES1200055 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES0000497 Spain Espacio marino de la Costa da Morte Map
ES0000531 Spain Espacio marino de La Bocayna Map
ES0000530 Spain Espacio marino de Mogán-La Aldea Map
ES0000495 Spain Espacio marino de Punta de Candelaria-Ría de Ortigueira-Estaca de Bares Map
ES0000494 Spain Espacio marino de Cabo Peñas Map
ES0000498 Spain ZEPA Banco de Galicia Map
ES0000532 Spain Espacio marino de los Islotes de Lanzarote Map
ES0000499 Spain Espacio marino de las Rías Baixas de Galicia Map
ES0000523 Spain Espacio marino de la zona occidental de El Hierro Map
ES0000535 Spain ZEPA Banco de la Concepción Map
ES0000525 Spain Espacio marino del norte de La Palma Map
ES0000500 Spain Golfo de Cádiz Map
ES0000526 Spain Espacio marino de La Gomera-Teno Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Klykstjärtad stormsvala Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Leach's Storm-petrel English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Myrskykeiju Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Océanite culblanc French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Paínho-de-cauda-forcada Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Paíño Boreal Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Paiño de Leach Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pétrel cul-blanc French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Stor stormsvale Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Uccello delle tempeste codaforcuta Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ucello delle tempeste codaforcuta Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Vaal Stormvogeltje Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Villás viharfecske Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Wellenläufer German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:00550 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

10 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Denmark Atlantic 300/700 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Iceland 80000/150000 (pairs) 1991 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Iceland Arctic 80000/150000 (pairs) 1991 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Ireland 310/310 (pairs) 1999-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Ireland Atlantic 200/1000 (pairs) 1988-1991 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Norway 100/1000 (pairs) 1990-2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Norway 100/1000 (pairs) 1990 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Portugal Present/Present (individuals) 2002 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
United Kingdom 36400/64900 (pairs) 1999-2001 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
United Kingdom Atlantic 10000/100000 (pairs) 1988-1991 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

10 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Denmark Atlantic 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Iceland 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Iceland Arctic 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Ireland 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Ireland Atlantic 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Norway 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Norway 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Portugal 1990-2000 Wintering Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
United Kingdom 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
United Kingdom Atlantic 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

One item found.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Poland 2014-06-01 2015-05-31 It is not possible to determine the number of individuals Capture (ringing) None
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