Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Phalaropodidae > Genus: Phalaropus > Species: Phalaropus fulicarius

Grey Phalarope - Phalaropus fulicarius (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 4 international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 11 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A171


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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

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 old family Phalaropodidae)

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) (Migratory species of Scolopacidae)
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
Brednäbbad simsnäppa Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Falaropo beccolargo Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Falaropo Picogrueso Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Falaropo-de-bico-grosso Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grey Phalarope English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Isovesipääsky Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Laposcsõrû víztaposó Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lyskonoh ploskozobý Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Phalarope à bec large French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Polarsvømmesnipe Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Rosse Franjepoot Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Thorshühnchen German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

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