Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Sternidae > Genus: Sterna > Species: Sterna dougallii

Roseate Tern - Sterna dougallii Montagu, 1813

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 5 other international agreements
Natura 2000 species code A192

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
BE2221314 Belgium Hamonterheide, Hageven, Buitenheide, Stamprooierbroek en Mariahof Map
BE2422315 Belgium De Dijlevallei Map
BE2501033 Belgium Het Zwin Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000104 Spain Gorreta y Salmor Map
ES0000318 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES2120014 Spain Ulia Map
ES2120017 Spain Jaizkibel Map
ES6120006 Spain Marismas del Río Palmones Map
FR2510059 France Estuaire de l'Orne Map
FR3110085 France Cap Gris-Nez Map
FR5210090 France Marais salants de Guérande, traicts du Croisic, dunes de Pen Bron Map
FR5210103 France Estuaire de la Loire Map
FR5310011 France Côte de Granit Rose-Sept Iles Map
FR5310052 France Iles de la Colombière, de la Nellière et des Haches Map
FR5310054 France Ilôt du Trévors Map
FR5310056 France Baie d'Audierne Map
FR5310057 France Archipel de Glénan Map
FR5310072 France Ouessant-Molène Map
FR5310073 France Baie de Morlaix Map
FR5310086 France Golfe du Morbihan Map
FR5410012 France Anse du Fier d'Ars en Ré Map
FR9310019 France Camargue Map
IE0000210 Ireland South Dublin Bay SAC Map
IE0000704 Ireland Lady's Island Lake SAC Map
IE0004009 Ireland Lady's Island Lake SPA Map
IE0004014 Ireland Rockabill SPA Map
IE0004024 Ireland Sandymount Strand/Tolka Estuary SPA Map
PTFAI0004 Portugal Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFLO0003 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTGRA0015 Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo - Restinga Ilha Graciosa Map
PTGRA0016 Portugal Ponta Branca - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTJOR0014 Portugal Costa NE e Ponta do Topo - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTPIC0010 Portugal Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico Map
PTPIC0012 Portugal Ilhéus da Madalena - Ilha do Pico Map
PTPOR0001 Portugal Ilhéus do Porto Santo Map
PTSEL0001 Portugal Ilhas Selvagens Map
PTTER0017 Portugal Serra Santa Bárbara e Pico Alto - Ilha da Terceira Map
PTZPE0020 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTZPE0021 Portugal Costa Sul e Sudoeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTZPE0022 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTZPE0023 Portugal Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial Map
PTZPE0025 Portugal Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0026 Portugal Furnas / Sto.António - Ilha do Pico Map
PTZPE0028 Portugal Ilhéu do topo e Costa Adjacente - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTZPE0029 Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTZPE0030 Portugal Ilhéu da Praia - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTZPE0031 Portugal Ponta das Contendas - Ilha Terceira Map
PTZPE0032 Portugal Ilhéu das Cabras - Ilha Terceira Map
PTZPE0034 Portugal Ilhéu da Vila e Costa Adjacente - Ilha de Stª. Maria Map
UK9004171 United Kingdom Forth Islands Map
UK9006011 United Kingdom Lindisfarne Map
UK9006031 United Kingdom Coquet Island Map
UK9011061 United Kingdom Solent and Southampton Water Map
UK9013061 United Kingdom Ynys Feurig, Cemlyn Bay and The Skerries Map
UK9020042 United Kingdom Larne Lough Map
FR5312002 France Ilôts Notre-Dame et Chevret Map
FR5212007 France Marais du Mès, baie et dunes de Pont-Mahé, étang du Pont de Fer, île Dumet Map
FR5212009 France Marais Breton, baie de Bourgneuf, île de Noirmoutier et forêt de Monts Map
ES90ATL01 Spain El Cachucho Map
IE0004172 Ireland Dalkey Islands SPA Map
ES1200055 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) Atlantic population http://www.cms.int/
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

http://www.unep-aewa.org/en/legalinstrument/aewa
Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic ("OSPAR Convention") (OSPAR Convention) http://www.ospar.org/content...240000_000000_000000

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Andorinha-do-mar-comum Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Andorinha-do-mar-rósea Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Charrán Común Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Charrán Rosado Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dougalisterne Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Dougalls Stern Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fisktärna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kalatiira Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Küszvágó csér Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Roseate Tern English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rosenseeschwalbe German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rosentärna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rózsás csér Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruusutiira Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rybák rajský Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rybitwa rzeczna Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sterna comune Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sterna del Dougall Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sterna di Dougall Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sterne de Dougall French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Visdief Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:06140 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.

8 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
France 70/91 (pairs) 2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
France 81/86 (pairs) 1992 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) 1994-01-01
Ireland 719/719 (pairs) 1999-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Ireland Atlantic 454/454 (pairs) 1992 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) 1994-01-01
Spain 1/2 (pairs) - 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) 1994-01-01
Spain Macaronesian 1/1 (pairs) 1987 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) 1994-01-01
United Kingdom 56/56 (pairs) 1999-2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
United Kingdom Atlantic 64/64 (pairs) 1992 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) 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.

8 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
France 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 10% to 19% 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
France 1970-1990 Breeding Large decrease of at least 50% 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) 1994
Ireland 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing : 80 % 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
Ireland Atlantic 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% 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) 1994
Spain 1970-1990 Breeding New breeder within the period 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) 1994
Spain Macaronesian 1970-1990 Breeding New breeder within the period 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) 1994
United Kingdom 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing : 83 % 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
United Kingdom Atlantic 1970-1990 Breeding Large decrease of at least 50% 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) 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
Northern Ireland (UK) 2010-02-23 2010-09-30 no upper limits set Capture (ringing) limited: BTO ringing studies indicate that there are very low mortalities rates associated with standardised ringing techniquess
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