Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Procellariiformes > Family: Procellariidae > Genus: Pterodroma > Species: Pterodroma madeira

Freira - Pterodroma madeira Mathews, 1934

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 3 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A385


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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
PTMAD0002 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Central da Ilha da Madeira Map
PTZPE0041 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Oriental da Ilha da Madeira Map
PTMMD0001 Portugal Cetáceos da Madeira Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Berta di Madera Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Diablotin de Madère French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Freira English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Freira da Madeira Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Freira Petrel English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeira blød petrel Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Madeira-hojsza Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeira-stormvogel Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeiranviistäjä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeirapetrell Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Madeirastormvogel Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Madeirasturmvogel German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Petrel de Madeira Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pétrel de Madère French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Petrel Freira Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Petrel maderski Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Petrello di Madeira Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Smalnäbbad sammetspetrell Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Zino's Petrel English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.

Other resources

Bird action plan
CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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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1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100