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Arabian Warbler Sylvia leucomelaena

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 not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 547,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be frequent in Africa (Urban et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to degradation of acacia groves (del Hoyo et al. 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Djibouti Native Extant       Yes
Egypt Native Extant       Yes
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Jordan Native Extant       Yes
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Israel Northern Arava valley site factsheet
Jordan Aqaba coast and mountains site factsheet
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Jordan Wadi Araba site factsheet
Oman Khawr Rouri site factsheet
Oman Wadi Darbat site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Al-Habrow al-Arabi site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Hima al-Fiqrah site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Jabal Fayfa site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Wadi Jawwah site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Wadi Turabah and Jabal Ibrahim site factsheet
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish site factsheet
Yemen Mafraq al-Mukha site factsheet
Yemen The wooded Mahra site factsheet
Yemen Wadi Hajar site factsheet
Yemen Wadi Jahr site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 250 - 1900 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Sylvia leucomelaena. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014.

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 Sylviidae (Old World warblers)
Species name author (Ehrenberg, 1833)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 547,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change