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 Calonectris diomedea
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Algeria Native Extant Yes      
Angola Unknown Extant        
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant        
Argentina Native Extant        
Austria Vagrant Extant        
Bahamas Native Extant        
Barbados Native Extant        
Belgium Vagrant Extant        
Benin Unknown Extant        
Bermuda (to UK) Native Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Unknown Extant        
Brazil Native Extant        
Bulgaria Vagrant Extant        
Cameroon Unknown Extant        
Canada Native Extant        
Cape Verde Native Extant        
Congo Unknown Extant        
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Unknown Extant        
Costa Rica Vagrant Extant        
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant        
Croatia Native Extant Yes      
Cuba Native Extant        
Cyprus Native Extant        
Czech Republic Vagrant Extant        
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Dominica Native Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Equatorial Guinea Unknown Extant        
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Native Extant        
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) Vagrant Extant        
France Native Extant     Yes Yes
French Guiana Native Extant        
French Southern Territories Native Extant        
Gabon Unknown Extant        
Gambia Unknown Extant        
Germany Vagrant Extant        
Ghana Vagrant Extant        
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Greece Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Guadeloupe (to France) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Guinea Unknown Extant        
Guinea-Bissau Unknown Extant        
Guyana Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Ireland Native Extant        
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Native Extant       Yes
Jordan Native Extant     Yes  
Lebanon Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Liberia Native Extant        
Libya Native Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Madagascar Native Extant   Yes    
Malta Native Extant       Yes
Martinique (to France) Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Mexico Native Extant        
Monaco Unknown Extant        
Montenegro Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant        
Morocco Native Extant        
Mozambique Native Extant   Yes    
Namibia Native Extant        
Netherlands Vagrant Extant        
New Zealand Vagrant Extant        
Nigeria Unknown Extant        
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Panama Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Poland Vagrant Extant        
Portugal Native Extant       Yes
Puerto Rico (to USA) Native Extant        
São Tomé e Príncipe Unknown Extant   Yes    
Senegal Native Extant     Yes  
Serbia Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Sierra Leone Native Extant        
Slovenia Unknown Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Native Extant        
Spain Native Extant Yes   Yes  
St Helena (to UK) Vagrant Extant        
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant        
St Lucia Native Extant        
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant        
Suriname Unknown Extant        
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Switzerland Vagrant Extant        
Syria Unknown Extant        
Togo Unknown Extant        
Trinidad and Tobago Native Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant Yes      
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) Native Extant        
United Kingdom Native Extant     Yes  
Uruguay Native Extant   Yes    
USA Native Extant   Yes    
Venezuela Vagrant Extant        
Western Sahara Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Croatia Lastovo archipelago site factsheet
Croatia Pucinski otoci site factsheet
France Détroit de Bonifaccio et Iles Lavezzi site factsheet
France Iles Cerbicale site factsheet
France Iles d'Hyères site factsheet
France Iles Finocchiarola et côte de Tamarone à Centuri site factsheet
France Iles Marseillaises: Maire, Jarron, Jarre, Riou, Calseraigne, Congloue et Pomègues site factsheet
Gibraltar (to UK) Strait of Gibraltar site factsheet
Greece Anafi island site factsheet
Greece Dionysades islets, Crete site factsheet
Greece Fournoi island site factsheet
Greece Islands and islets of northern Sporades and northwestern coast of Alonnisos site factsheet
Greece Kythira island site factsheet
Greece Mikres Kyklades and Amorgos marine area site factsheet
Greece Psara and Antipsara islands and surrounding islets site factsheet
Greece Rineia, Chtapodia and Tragonisi islets, Mykonos site factsheet
Greece Strofades islets site factsheet
Greece Syrna island and surrounding islets site factsheet
Italy Cape Caccia and Conte port site factsheet
Italy Egadi islands site factsheet
Italy Eolie islands site factsheet
Italy Maddalena archipelago and Cape Ferro site factsheet
Italy Pantelleria site factsheet
Italy San Pietro and Sant'Antioco islands site factsheet
Italy Tremiti islands site factsheet
Italy Tuscan Archipelago site factsheet
Malta Dwejra Bay to San Dimitri Point site factsheet
Malta Għawdex marine site factsheet
Malta il-Kullana to ta' Gifen Cliffs site factsheet
Malta Ta'Cenc cliffs site factsheet
Malta West of il-Hagra s-Sewda to ix-Xaqqa Cliffs site factsheet
Malta West of Wied ix-Xaqqa to Wied Maqbyl Cliffs site factsheet
Malta Xlendi Bay to Wardija Point Cliffs site factsheet
Portugal Baía do Varadouro site factsheet
Portugal Berlenga and Farilhões islands site factsheet
Portugal Berlengas site factsheet
Portugal Capelinhos site factsheet
Portugal Corvo e Flores site factsheet
Portugal Costa das Flores site factsheet
Portugal Costa do Corvo site factsheet
Portugal Costa Sudeste do Pico site factsheet
Portugal Desertas site factsheet
Portugal Faial site factsheet
Portugal Faial da Terra e Ponta do Arnel site factsheet
Portugal Fajã das Almas site factsheet
Portugal Feteiras site factsheet
Portugal Furnas - Santo António site factsheet
Portugal Graciosa site factsheet
Portugal Ilhas Desertas site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu da Baleia e Ponta da Barca site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu das Lagoínhas e Costa Adjacente site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu de Baixo e Costa Adjacente site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéu do Topo e Costa Adjacente site factsheet
Portugal Laurissilva site factsheet
Portugal Mosteiros – Bretanha site factsheet
Portugal Norte do Corvo - Oceânica site factsheet
Portugal Norte do Corvo e Faial - Oceânica site factsheet
Portugal Pico - Norte site factsheet
Portugal Ponta da Malbusca e Ponta do Castelete site factsheet
Portugal Ponta do Cintrão site factsheet
Portugal Ponta dos Rosais - Urzelina site factsheet
Portugal Raminho – Pesqueiro Velho site factsheet
Portugal Ribeirinha site factsheet
Portugal Santa Maria site factsheet
Portugal São Jorge - Nordeste site factsheet
Portugal São Jorge - Oeste site factsheet
Portugal Selvagens site factsheet
Portugal Selvagens - Oceânica site factsheet
Portugal Serra Branca site factsheet
Portugal Terceira site factsheet
Senegal Cap Vert site factsheet
Spain Aguas de Formentera y sur de Ibiza site factsheet
Spain Aguas de La Gomera - Teno site factsheet
Spain Aguas del Baix Llobregat - Garraf site factsheet
Spain Aguas del Norte de Mallorca site factsheet
Spain Aguas del Norte y Oeste de Menorca site factsheet
Spain Aguas del Poniente de Mallorca site factsheet
Spain Aguas del Poniente y Norte de Ibiza site factsheet
Spain Aguas del Sur de Mallorca y Cabrera site factsheet
Spain Aguas y acantilados del Norte de La Palma site factsheet
Spain Archipelago of Cabrera site factsheet
Spain Banco de La Concepción site factsheet
Spain Chafarinas Islands site factsheet
Spain Coast of Esquinzo-Puertito de Los Molinos site factsheet
Spain Columbretes islands site factsheet
Spain Costa y Aguas de Mogán - La Aldea site factsheet
Spain Dragonera Island-La Trapa site factsheet
Spain El Mojón site factsheet
Spain El Roque coastal cliffs site factsheet
Spain Estrecho de Gibraltar site factsheet
Spain Estrecho de la Bocaina site factsheet
Spain Famara crag site factsheet
Spain Island of Lobos site factsheet
Spain Isle of Conejera and islets of Bledes and Espartar (Ibiza) site factsheet
Spain Islets of Santa Eulalia, Redona and Es Canar (Ibiza) site factsheet
Spain Lanzarote islets site factsheet
Spain Littoral islets of Murcia and Almería site factsheet
Spain Los Gigantes coastal cliff site factsheet
Spain Majona coast site factsheet
Spain Naos Bay-Hoya de Tacorón site factsheet
Spain North and east coasts of Minorca and island of Aire site factsheet
Spain Peninsula of Jandía site factsheet
Spain Plataforma Marina del Delta del Ebro - Columbretes site factsheet
Spain Pozo Negro mountain-Vigán site factsheet
Spain Rasca lava fields-Guaza mountain-Las Mesas plain site factsheet
Spain South-west coast of La Gomera site factsheet
Spain Tarajalejo mountain range site factsheet
Spain Western coast of El Hierro site factsheet
Tunisia Zembra and Zembretta Islands site factsheet


Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Calonectris diomedea. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters)
Species name author (Scopoli, 1769)
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species