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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)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 8 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A174


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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
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
FR2110001 France Lacs de la forêt d'Orient Map
FR2110002 France Lac du Der Map
FR3110085 France Cap Gris-Nez Map
IT3210018 Italy Basso Garda Map
SE0820201 Sweden Padjelanta Map
SE0820295 Sweden Laidauredeltat Map
SE0820619 Sweden Tavvavuoma Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie 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.

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

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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