Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Procellariiformes > Family: Procellariidae > Genus: Puffinus > Species: Puffinus assimilis > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Puffinus assimilis baroli (Bonaparte, 1857)

Little Shearwater - Puffinus assimilis (Gould, 1838)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 48 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A388


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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.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

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
ES0000040 Spain Islotes del norte de Lanzarote y Famara Map
ES0000042 Spain Dunas de Corralejo e Isla de Lobos Map
ES0000101 Spain Lajares, Esquinzo y costa del Jarubio Map
ES0000103 Spain El Hierro Map
ES0000104 Spain Gorreta y Salmor Map
ES0000105 Spain Acantilados de Alajeró, La Dama y Valle Gran Rey Map
ES0000106 Spain Teno Map
ES0000108 Spain Los Órganos Map
ES0000109 Spain Anaga Map
ES0000114 Spain Cumbres y acantilados del norte de La Palma Map
ES7020046 Spain Los Roques de Anaga Map
ES7020066 Spain Roque de Garachico Map
PTCOR0001 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTDES0001 Portugal Ilhas Desertas Map
PTFAI0007 Portugal Morro de Castelo Branco - Ilha do Faial Map
PTFLO0003 Portugal Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores Map
PTGRA0015 Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo - Restinga Ilha Graciosa Map
PTPOR0001 Portugal Ilhéus do Porto Santo Map
PTSEL0001 Portugal Ilhas Selvagens Map
PTZPE0020 Portugal Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo Map
PTZPE0021 Portugal Costa Sul e Sudoeste - Ilha das Flores 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
ES0000348 Spain Costa del norte de Fuerteventura Map
ES0000344 Spain Roque de la Playa Map
ES0000341 Spain Los Órganos Map
ES0000340 Spain Roque Negro Map
ES0000345 Spain Rasca y Guaza Map
ES0000339 Spain Roques de Garafía Map
ES0000342 Spain Costa de Majona, El Águila y Avalo Map
ES0000343 Spain Acantilados de Santo Domingo Map
ES0000531 Spain Espacio marino de La Bocayna Map
ES0000530 Spain Espacio marino de Mogán-La Aldea 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
ES0000529 Spain Espacio marino de Anaga Map
ES0000526 Spain Espacio marino de La Gomera-Teno Map
PTZPE0062 Portugal Ilhas Selvagens Map
PTZPE0063 Portugal Ilhas Desertas Map
PTMMD0001 Portugal Cetáceos da Madeira Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Berta minore fosca Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dvärglira Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kääpiöliitäjä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kis vészmadár Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kleine Pijlstormvogel Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kleiner Sturmtaucher German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lille skråpe Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Little Shearwater English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pardela Chica Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pardela-pequena Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Petit Puffin French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Puffin semblable French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:00480 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea 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
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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