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Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus

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 611 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,760,000
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) 7.3 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common over most of its range and locally abundant in western Arabia and Ethiopia (Madge and Burn 1993).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to interspecific competition in some parts of its range (Madge and Burn 1993).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Central African Republic Native Extant Yes    
Chad Native Extant      
Djibouti Native Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
Israel Native Extant Yes    
Jordan Native Extant      
Kenya Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant      
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant Yes    
Oman Native Extant      
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Somalia Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Syria Native Extant Yes    
Uganda Native Extant      
United Arab Emirates Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Yemen Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater Springs and Oases suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 4000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Corvus rhipidurus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014.

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 Corvidae (Crows and jays)
Species name author Hartert, 1918
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,760,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions