Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Procellariiformes > Family: Procellariidae > Genus: Puffinus > Species: Puffinus puffinus

Manx Shearwater - Puffinus puffinus (Brünnich, 1764)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Unknown
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 84 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A013

Distribution

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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

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
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Secure
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000144 Spain Urdaibaiko itsasadarra / Ría de Urdaibai Map
ES0000318 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES2130005 Spain Gaztelugatxeko Doniene / San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Map
ES2130007 Spain Urdaibaiko itsasertzak eta padurak / Zonas litorales y marismas de Urdaibai Map
FR2310045 France Littoral seino-marin Map
FR2510037 France Chausey Map
FR2512001 France Littoral augeron Map
FR3110085 France Cap Gris-Nez Map
FR5210103 France Estuaire de la Loire Map
FR5310011 France Côte de Granit Rose-Sept Iles Map
FR5310057 France Archipel de Glénan Map
FR5310072 France Ouessant-Molène Map
FR5310074 France Baie de Vilaine Map
GR4210015 Greece NISOS AGATHONISIOU KAI NISIDES: PITTA, KATSAGANI, NERONISI, STRONGYLI Map
GR4210016 Greece NISOS LEIPSOI (DYTIKO TMIMA) KAI NISIDES: FRAGKOS, MAKRONISI, PILAFI, KAPARI, KALAPODIA, MEGALO ASPRONISI, MAKRY ASPRONISI, KOULOURA, NOTIA ASPRA, SARAKINA, PIATO, PSOMOS, STAVRI, LIRA, ARETHOUSA, MANOLI Map
GR4210017 Greece VOREIODYTIKO TMIMA ARKION KAI NISIDES: AGRELOUSA, STRONGYLI, SPALATHI, SMINERO, TSOUKA, TSOUKAKI, PSATHONISI, KALOVOLOS, MAKRONISI, AVAPTISTOS, KOMAROS Map
GR4210018 Greece NISIDES LEROU: PIGANOUSA, MEGALO GLARONISI, MIKRO GLARONISI, LERIKO Map
GR4220024 Greece NISOS AMORGOS (VOREIOANATOLIKO TMIMA) KAI NISIDES: PSALIDA, GRAMVOUSSA, NIKOURIA, MIKRO KAI MEGALO VIOKASTRO, KRAMVONISI, PETALIDI Map
IE0000204 Ireland Lambay Island SAC Map
IE0000278 Ireland Inishbofin and Inishshark SAC Map
IE0000328 Ireland Slyne Head Islands SAC Map
IE0000500 Ireland Glenamoy Bog Complex SAC Map
IE0000707 Ireland Saltee Islands SAC Map
IE0002172 Ireland Blasket Islands SAC Map
IE0004002 Ireland Saltee Islands SPA Map
IE0004003 Ireland Puffin Island SPA Map
IE0004007 Ireland Skelligs SPA Map
IE0004008 Ireland Blasket Islands SPA Map
IE0004069 Ireland Lambay Island SPA Map
ITA010002 Italy Isola di Marettimo Map
ITA010003 Italy Isola di Levanzo Map
PTMAD0002 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Central da Ilha da Madeira Map
PTMAD0005 Portugal Achadas da Cruz Map
PTZPE0020 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTZPE0022 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTZPE0041 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Oriental da Ilha da Madeira Map
UK9001031 United Kingdom St Kilda Map
UK9001341 United Kingdom Rum Map
UK9013121 United Kingdom Glannau Aberdaron ac Ynys Enlli/ Aberdaron Coast and Bardsey Island Map
UK9014051 United Kingdom Skomer, Skokholm and the Seas off Pembrokeshire / Sgomer, Sgogwm a Moroedd Penfro Map
ITB043032 Italy Isola di Sant'Antioco, Capo Sperone Map
ITA010004 Italy Isola di Favignana Map
ITA010027 Italy Arcipelago delle Egadi - area marina e terrestre Map
IT9110040 Italy Isole Tremiti Map
FR7212013 France Estuaire de la Bidassoa et baie de Fontarabie Map
PTCON0008 Portugal Sintra / Cascais Map
ITA030044 Italy Arcipelago delle Eolie - area marina e terrestre Map
ES6200007 Spain Islas e Islotes del Litoral Mediterráneo Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
FR5212014 France Estuaire de la Loire - Baie de Bourgneuf Map
FR5312009 France Roches de Penmarc'h Map
FR5212015 France Secteur marin de l'île d'Yeu jusqu'au continent Map
FR5312011 France Iles Houat-Hoëdic Map
FR5212013 France Mor Braz Map
FR5412026 France Pertuis charentais - Rochebonne Map
ES90ATL01 Spain El Cachucho Map
UK9020291 United Kingdom Copeland Islands Map
CY4000010 Cyprus CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY4000023 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
IE0004175 Ireland Deenish Island and Scariff Island SPA Map
IE0004170 Ireland Cruagh Island SPA Map
IE0004144 Ireland High Island, Inishshark and Davillaun SPA Map
ES1200055 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
IE0004123 Ireland Slyne Head Islands SPA 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
ES0000490 Spain Espacio marino de la Ría de Mundaka-Cabo de Ogoño Map
ES0000499 Spain Espacio marino de las Rías Baixas de Galicia Map
ES0000527 Spain Espacio marino de los Acantilados de Santo Domingo y Roque de Garachico 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
ES0000496 Spain Espacio marino de la Costa de Ferrolterra-Valdoviño Map
ES0000529 Spain Espacio marino de Anaga Map
ES0000526 Spain Espacio marino de La Gomera-Teno Map
PTMAD0011 Portugal Cabo Girão Map
PTMAD0010 Portugal Ribeira Brava Map
PTMMD0001 Portugal Cetáceos da Madeira Map
UK9020328 United Kingdom Irish Sea Front Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atlanti vészmadár Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Berta minore dell'Atlantico Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Manx Shearwater English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mindre lira Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Noordse Pijlstormvogel Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pardela Pichoneta Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pardela-sombria Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pikkuliitäjä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Puffin des Anglais French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Schwarzschnabel-Sturmtaucher 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:00460 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

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.

11 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Denmark Atlantic 15000/30000 (pairs) 1981 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
France 140/200 (pairs) 1996-2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
France 20/150 (individuals) 1998-2002 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) 2003-12-31
France 100/150 (pairs) 1991 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 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Iceland 7000/10000 (pairs) 1991 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Iceland Arctic 7000/10000 (pairs) 1991 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Ireland 32545/32545 (pairs) 1999-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Ireland Atlantic 29000/49000 (pairs) 1985-1987 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
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) 2003-12-31
United Kingdom 281000/320000 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
United Kingdom Atlantic 220000/250000 (pairs) 1985-1987 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
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.

11 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Denmark 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
France 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1990-2000 Wintering Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1970-1990 Breeding Large increase of at least 50% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete 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 Stable, or change of less than 20% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data 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
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