Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Stercorariidae > Genus: Stercorarius > Species: Stercorarius longicaudus

Long-tailed Skua - Stercorarius longicaudus Vieillot, 1819

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A174

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
FR3110085 France Cap Gris-Nez Map
GR2540006 Greece YGROTOPOI EKVOLON EVROTA Map
IT3210018 Italy Basso Garda Map
SE0820201 Sweden Padjelanta Map
SE0820295 Sweden Laidauredeltat Map
SE0820619 Sweden Tavvavuoma Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării şi Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
ES90ATL01 Spain El Cachucho Map
ES0000497 Spain Espacio marino de la Costa da Morte 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
ES0000499 Spain Espacio marino de las Rías Baixas de Galicia Map
ES0000535 Spain ZEPA Banco de la Concepción Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Chaluha malá Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Falkenraubmöwe German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fjällabb Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fjelljo Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Kleinste Jager Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Labbe à longue queue French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Labbo codalunga Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Long-tailed Skua English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Moleiro-de-cauda-comprida Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Nyílfarkú halfarkas Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Págalo Rabero Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tunturikihu Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:05680 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.

5 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Denmark - Greenland 1000/20000 (pairs) 1990-2000 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
Finland 100/2000 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Norway 0/1000 (pairs) 2001 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
Russian Federation 10000/50000 (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
Sweden 500/5000 (pairs) 1999-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
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.

5 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Denmark - Greenland 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Finland 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating : 80 % Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Norway 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating between 30% to 49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Russian Federation 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Sweden 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating between 30% to 49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Source: BirdLife International

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