Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Procellariiformes > Family: Hydrobatidae > Genus: Oceanodroma > Species: Oceanodroma castro

Madeiran Storm-petrel - Oceanodroma castro Harcourt, 1851

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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 40 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Wintering habitats
  • open ocean
Natura 2000 species code A390


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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
ES0000040 Spain Islotes del norte de Lanzarote y Famara Map
ES0000042 Spain Dunas de Corralejo e Isla de Lobos Map
ES0000103 Spain El Hierro Map
ES0000104 Spain Gorreta y Salmor Map
ES0000109 Spain Anaga Map
ES0000141 Spain Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Map
ES7020046 Spain Los Roques de Anaga Map
ES7020066 Spain Roque de Garachico Map
PTDES0001 Portugal Ilhas Desertas Map
PTGRA0015 Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo - Restinga Ilha Graciosa Map
PTMAD0003 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map
PTMAD0005 Portugal Achadas da Cruz Map
PTPOR0001 Portugal Ilhéus do Porto Santo Map
PTSEL0001 Portugal Ilhas Selvagens Map
PTZPE0009 Portugal Ilhas Berlengas Map
PTZPE0020 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTZPE0022 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTZPE0028 Portugal Ilhéu do topo e Costa Adjacente - Ilha de S. Jorge Map
PTZPE0029 Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTZPE0030 Portugal Ilhéu da Praia - Ilha Graciosa Map
PTZPE0034 Portugal Ilhéu da Vila e Costa Adjacente - Ilha de Stª. Maria Map
PTCON0006 Portugal Arquipélago da Berlenga Map
ES0000531 Spain Espacio marino de La Bocayna Map
ES0000530 Spain Espacio marino de Mogán-La Aldea Map
ES0000498 Spain ZEPA Banco de Galicia Map
ES0000532 Spain Espacio marino de los Islotes de Lanzarote Map
ES0000527 Spain Espacio marino de los Acantilados de Santo Domingo y Roque de Garachico Map
ES0000523 Spain Espacio marino de la zona occidental de El Hierro Map
ES0000528 Spain Espacio marino del Roque de la Playa Map
ES0000535 Spain ZEPA Banco de la Concepción Map
ES0000524 Spain Espacio marino de los Roques de Salmor Map
ES0000525 Spain Espacio marino del norte de La Palma Map
ES0000500 Spain Golfo de Cádiz Map
ES0000529 Spain Espacio marino de Anaga Map
ES0000526 Spain Espacio marino de La Gomera-Teno Map
PTMAD0011 Portugal Cabo Girão Map
PTZPE0062 Portugal Ilhas Selvagens Map
PTZPE0063 Portugal Ilhas Desertas Map
PTZPE0064 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map
PTMMD0001 Portugal Cetáceos da Madeira Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Madeira-Wellenläufer German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Madeirai viharfecske Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeiran Storm-petrel English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeirankeiju Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeirastormsvale Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Madeirastormvogeltje Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeirawellenläufer German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Océanite de Castro French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Oceanlöpare Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Paínho da Madeira Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Paiño de Madeira Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pétrel de Castro French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Uccello delle tempeste di Madera Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ucello delle tempeste di Castro Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Hydrobates castro (Harcourt, 1851)

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:00580 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search 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

External data

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