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Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 50.3 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,130,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,130,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 100,000-320,000 breeding pairs, equating to 300,000-960,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 612,000-3,840,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant Yes      
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Algeria Native Extant        
Andorra Native Extant Yes      
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Native Extant Yes      
Azerbaijan Native Extant Yes      
Bahrain Native Extant     Yes  
Belgium Vagrant Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Bulgaria Native Extant Yes      
Cameroon Native Extant        
Central African Republic Native Extant        
Chad Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant        
Côte d'Ivoire Vagrant Extant        
Croatia Native Extant Yes      
Cyprus Native Extant        
Czech Republic Native Extant Yes      
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Djibouti Native Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Finland Vagrant Extant        
France Native Extant Yes      
Gambia Native Extant        
Georgia Native Extant Yes      
Germany Native Extinct Yes      
Ghana Native Extant        
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant        
Greece Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Guinea Native Extant        
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant        
Hungary Native Extant Yes      
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant     Yes Yes
Iraq Native Extant     Yes  
Ireland Vagrant Extant        
Israel Native Extant Yes      
Italy Native Extant Yes      
Japan Vagrant Extant        
Jordan Native Extant     Yes  
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kenya Native Extant        
Kuwait Native Extant     Yes  
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes      
Lebanon Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Liberia Native Extant        
Libya Native Extant        
Liechtenstein Vagrant Extant        
Luxembourg Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Mali Native Extant        
Malta Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Moldova Native Extant Yes      
Mongolia Native Extant Yes      
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Native Extant        
Myanmar Vagrant Extant        
Netherlands Vagrant Extant        
Niger Vagrant Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant     Yes  
Poland Native Extant Yes      
Portugal Native Extant Yes      
Qatar Native Extant     Yes  
Romania Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes      
Rwanda Vagrant Extant        
Saudi Arabia Native Extant     Yes  
Senegal Native Extant        
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Seychelles Vagrant Extant        
Sierra Leone Native Extant        
Slovakia Native Extant Yes      
Slovenia Native Extant Yes      
Somalia Native Extant        
South Sudan Native Extant   Yes    
Spain Native Extant Yes      
Sudan Native Extant        
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Switzerland Native Extant Yes      
Syria Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Tanzania Native Extant        
Togo Vagrant Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Uganda Native Extant        
Ukraine Native Extant Yes      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant     Yes  
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      
Western Sahara Native Extant        
Yemen Native Extant     Yes  
Zambia Vagrant Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Bulgaria Central Balkan site factsheet
Bulgaria Melnik Pyramids site factsheet
Bulgaria Pirin site factsheet
Bulgaria Ponor site factsheet
Bulgaria Rila site factsheet
France Massif du Canigou-Carança site factsheet
France Parc National de la Vanoise site factsheet
France Parc National des Cévennes site factsheet
Greece Delimidi and Fteri mountains, Agrafa site factsheet
Greece Mount Gramos site factsheet
Greece Mount Helmos (Aroania) site factsheet
Greece Mount Olympos site factsheet
Greece Mount Othrys site factsheet
Greece Mounts Tsamanta, Filiaton, Pharmakovouni, and Megali Rahi site factsheet
Greece Peristeri mountain site factsheet
Greece Timfi (Gamila) and Smolikas mountains site factsheet
Italy Alpi Apuane site factsheet
Italy Apennines from Passo del Cerreto to Monte Caligi site factsheet
Serbia Prokletije site factsheet
Serbia Uvac-Milesevka site factsheet
Slovenia Breginjski Stol site factsheet
Slovenia Julijci site factsheet
Slovenia Snežnik plateau and Pivka valley site factsheet
Slovenia Vipavski rob site factsheet
Spain Alt Pallars site factsheet
Spain Ancares mountains site factsheet
Spain Babia-Somiedo site factsheet
Spain Fuentes Carrionas site factsheet
Spain Gistreo and Coto mountain ranges site factsheet
Spain Guara mountain range site factsheet
Spain La Cabrera mountain range site factsheet
Spain Montes Aquilanos range site factsheet
Spain Peñagolosa site factsheet
Spain Riaño site factsheet
Spain San Mauricio-Bohí-Beret site factsheet
Switzerland Aletsch region site factsheet
Switzerland Bregaglia valley site factsheet
Switzerland Central Valais between Sierre and Visp site factsheet
Switzerland Heinzenberg mountain and surrounding valleys site factsheet
Switzerland Lower Engadine and Swiss National Park site factsheet
Switzerland Maggia valley site factsheet
Switzerland Piora - Dötra site factsheet
Switzerland Pre-alpine region of Pays d'Enhaut site factsheet
Switzerland Pre-alpine region of Schwyz site factsheet
Switzerland Simplon region site factsheet
Switzerland Upper Toggenburg and Säntis site factsheet
Switzerland Valley of Zermatt site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major non-breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subarctic suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Temperate suitable breeding
Altitude 1250 - 4000 m Occasional altitudinal limits 500 - 5000 m

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Monticola saxatilis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1766)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,130,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species