Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Alcidae > Genus: Uria > Species: Uria aalge albionis

Guillemot (Iberian subspecies) - Uria aalge albionis Whitherby, 1923

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 4 other international agreements
Valid parent species Uria aalge
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Wintering habitats
  • open ocean
  • shelf
Natura 2000 species code A662


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated


Near Threatened


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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
ES0000001 Spain Illas Cíes Map
ES1110005 Spain Costa da Morte Map
ES1200047 Spain Yacimientos de Icnitas Map
PTZPE0009 Portugal Ilhas Berlengas Map
PTCON0006 Portugal Arquipélago da Berlenga Map
ES1200016 Spain Ría del Eo Map
ES1200006 Spain Ría de Villaviciosa Map
ES0000497 Spain Espacio marino de la Costa da Morte Map
PTZPE0060 Portugal Aveiro/ Nazaré 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) (Uria aalge ibericus)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Birds not included in Appendix II)
(Uria aalge ibericus)

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]
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family
Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic ("OSPAR Convention") (OSPAR Convention) (Uria aalge ibericus)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Airo (subespécie ibérica) Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Arao común (subespecie ibérica) Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Etelänkiisla (alalaji Iberian niemimaa) Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Guillemot (Iberian subspecies) English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Guillemot de Troïl (sous-espèce ibérique) French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Lomvie (underart fra Den Iberiske Halvø) Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sillgrissla (underart från Iberiska halvön) Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Trottellumme (iberische Unterart) German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Uria (sottospecie iberica) Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Zeekoet (Iberische ondersoort) Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Uria aalge ibericus Bernis, 1948

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