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Socotra Sparrow Passer insularis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2010 Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,620 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 250000 medium Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.8 - - -
Population justification: It is abundant on Socotra, where its population has been estimated at c.250,000 individuals (del Hoyo et al. 2009).

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
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Yemen Abd al-Kuri site factsheet
Yemen Di-Ishal foothills, Socotra site factsheet
Yemen Hamaderoh plateau and scarp, Socotra site factsheet
Yemen Noged Plain, Socotra site factsheet
Yemen Shidahah, Socotra site factsheet
Yemen Shu'ub Coast / Coast of Bindar Di-Sha'b, Socotra site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Passer insularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014.

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 Passeridae (Sparrows, snowfinches and allies)
Species name author Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881
Population size 250000 mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,620 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species