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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Gaviiformes > Family: Gaviidae > Genus: Gavia > Species: Gavia adamsii

White-billed Diver - Gavia adamsii (Gray, 1859)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
Protected by 5 international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 2 are designated for this species
Wintering habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code A502


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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
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
IT3340006 Italy Carso Triestino e Goriziano Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Gaviidae)

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) Synonym for this species is listed in Appendix II of the Bonn Convention (CMS). See there for more details.
Western Palearctic population
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Colimbo de Adams Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Geelsnavelduiker Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gelbschnabel-Eistaucher German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jääkuikka Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mobêlha-de-bico-branco Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Plongeon à bec blanc French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Strolaga beccogiallo Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vitnäbbad islom Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
White-billed Diver English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Colymbus adamsii Gray, 1859
All species of Gaviidae

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:00050 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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