Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Stercorariidae > Genus: Stercorarius > Species: Stercorarius pomarinus

Pomarine Skua - Stercorarius pomarinus (Temminck, 1815)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive
Natura 2000 sites 41 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A172


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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
ES0000318 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
FR2310045 France Littoral seino-marin Map
FR2512001 France Littoral augeron Map
FR3110085 France Cap Gris-Nez Map
FR5310072 France Ouessant-Molène Map
FR5310074 France Baie de Vilaine Map
FR5412012 France Bonne Anse, marais de Bréjat et de Saint Augustin Map
ITA050001 Italy Biviere e Macconi di Gela Map
ITA050011 Italy Torre Manfria Map
BG0002045 Bulgaria Kompleks Kamchia Map
FR5212014 France Estuaire de la Loire - Baie de Bourgneuf Map
FR5212015 France Secteur marin de l'île d'Yeu jusqu'au continent Map
FR5212013 France Mor Braz Map
ES90ATL01 Spain El Cachucho Map
UKGIB0002 United Kingdom Southern Waters of Gibraltar Map
FR3112006 France Bancs des Flandres Map
AT2207000 Austria NSG Hörfeld Map
ES1200055 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES0000497 Spain Espacio marino de la Costa da Morte Map
ES0000531 Spain Espacio marino de La Bocayna Map
ES0000530 Spain Espacio marino de Mogán-La Aldea Map
ES0000513 Spain Espacio marino del Baix Llobregat-Garraf Map
ES0000504 Spain Bahía de Málaga-Cerro Gordo Map
ES0000512 Spain Espacio marino del Delta de l'Ebre-Illes Columbretes Map
ES0000495 Spain Espacio marino de Punta de Candelaria-Ría de Ortigueira-Estaca de Bares Map
ES0000494 Spain Espacio marino de Cabo Peñas Map
ES0000498 Spain ZEPA Banco de Galicia Map
ES0000532 Spain Espacio marino de los Islotes de Lanzarote Map
ES0000507 Spain Espacio marino de los Islotes Litorales de Murcia y Almería Map
ES0000490 Spain Espacio marino de la Ría de Mundaka-Cabo de Ogoño Map
ES0000499 Spain Espacio marino de las Rías Baixas de Galicia Map
ES0000523 Spain Espacio marino de la zona occidental de El Hierro Map
ES0000508 Spain Espacio marino de Tabarca-Cabo de Palos Map
ES0000506 Spain Bahía de Almería Map
ES0000535 Spain ZEPA Banco de la Concepción Map
ES0000525 Spain Espacio marino del norte de La Palma Map
ES0000510 Spain Plataforma-talud marinos del Cabo de la Nao Map
ES0000496 Spain Espacio marino de la Costa de Ferrolterra-Valdoviño Map
ES0000500 Spain Golfo de Cádiz Map
ES0000514 Spain Espacio marino de l'Empordà Map
ES0000526 Spain Espacio marino de La Gomera-Teno Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bredstjärtad labb Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Labbe pomarin French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Leveäpyrstökihu Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Middelste Jager Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Moleiro-pomarino Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Págalo Pomarino Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pomarine Skua English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Spatelraubmöwe German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stercorario mezzano Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Szélesfarkú halfarkas Hungarian 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
EURing code:05660 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
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