Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Strigiformes > Family: Strigidae > Genus: Strix > Species: Strix nebulosa

Great Grey Owl - Strix nebulosa Forster, 1772

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 5 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A457

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
FI0200096 Finland Nukinrahka - Hirvilamminsuo Map
FI0500025 Finland Puulavesi Map
FI0600015 Finland Keurunmäki-Haavikkolehto Map
FI0700043 Finland Koitajoen alue Map
FI0900046 Finland Heinä-Suvanto - Hetejärvi Map
FI0900074 Finland Haapasuo-Syysniemi-Rutajärvi-Kivijärvi Map
FI0900103 Finland Lapinjärvi-Teerikangas Map
FI1002002 Finland Kärsämäenjärvet Map
FI1100001 Finland Haapaveden lintuvedet ja suot Map
FI1100203 Finland Isomatala-Maasyvänlahti Map
FI1100204 Finland Ojakylänlahti ja Kengänkari Map
FI1101617 Finland Isosuo - Kivisuo Map
FI1101645 Finland Oulanka Map
FI1106602 Finland Räkäsuo Map
FI1200208 Finland Juortanansalon alue Map
FI1200220 Finland Elimyssalon alue Map
FI1200712 Finland Säynäjäsuon - Matalasuon alue Map
FI1200800 Finland Rumala - Kuvaja - Oudonrimmet Map
FI1200901 Finland Talaskankaan alue Map
FI1300103 Finland PÖYRISJÄRVEN ERÄMAA Map
FI1300201 Finland LEMMENJOEN KANSALLISPUISTO Map
FI1300505 Finland KIRVESAAPA Map
FI1300701 Finland Teuravuoma-Kivijärvenvuoma Map
FI1301401 Finland Värriö Map
FI1301403 Finland Suksenpaistama-Miehinkävaara Map
FI1301404 Finland Joutsenaapa - Kaita-aapa Map
FI1301701 Finland UK-PUISTO-SOMPIO-KEMIHAARA Map
FI1301712 Finland POMOKAIRA Map
FI1301716 Finland KOITELAINEN Map
FI1302001 Finland Kevo Map
FI1302002 Finland KALDOAIVIN ERÄMAA Map
FI1300908 Finland Pyhä-Luosto 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) (All species of Strigiformes) 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]
Memorandum of understanding on the conservation of migratory birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia - under Bonn Convention (MoU Raptors) http://www.cms.int/raptors/
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) http://www.cites.org/eng
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...s/legislation_en.htm

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Allocco di Lapponia Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bartkauz German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cárabo Lapón Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Chouette lapone French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Coruja-lapónica Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Great Grey Owl English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lapinpöllö Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Laplandsugle Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Laplanduil Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lappuggla Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lappugla Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Lappugle Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Puštík vousatý Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Puszczyk mszarny Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Szakállas bagoly Hungarian 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:07660 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
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.

7 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Belarus 50/100 (pairs) 1997-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Estonia 0/10 (individuals) 1998 Wintering Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Finland 300/1500 (pairs) 1998-2001 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Norway 0/10 (pairs) 1990-2003 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Russian Federation 1500/4500 (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
Sweden 250/500 (pairs) 1999-2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Ukraine 15/100 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no 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.

7 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Belarus 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Estonia 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Finland 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating between 200% to 1000% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Norway 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating : 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
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 Stable between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Ukraine 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 50% to 79% 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
Source: BirdLife International
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