Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Alcidae > Genus: Alle > Species: Alle alle

Little Auk - Alle alle (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 1 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A203


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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
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
DK00VA347 Denmark Sydlige Nordsø Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alczyk Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alkabukó Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alkekung Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alkoun malý Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gazza marina minore Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kleine Alk Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Krabbentaucher German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Little Auk English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mergule nain French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mérgulo Atlántico Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pikkuruokki Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Torda-aña Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Plautus alle (Linnaeus, 1758)
Plotus alle (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:06470 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
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