This poorly-studied migratory species is estimated to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline, probably as a result of habitat loss on its breeding grounds. Consequently, it is classified as Near Threatened.
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
The Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata is a monotypic species with scattered distribution across its range. In the past the species was wrongly regarded as subspecies of the Collared Flycatcher F. albicollis but recent genetic studies confirmed its taxonomic status as a separate species (Hogner 2008).
BirdLife International. 2004. Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1993. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic vol VII: flycatchers to shrikes. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Georgiev, K. and Iankov, P. 2009. International species action plan for the semi-collared flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata in the European Union. BirdLife International for the European Commission.
Handrinos, G.; Akriotis, T. 1997. The birds of Greece. Christopher Helm, London.
Hogner, S. 2008. Mulitlocus sequence analyses of the near threatened Semi-collared flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) and a comparison with three other Ficedula flycatcher species. Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis.
Iankov, P. 2007. Atlas of breeding birds in Bulgaria. BSPB, Sofia.
Tucker, G. M.; Heath, M. F. 1994. Birds in Europe: their conservation status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
Urban, E. K.; Fry, C. H.; Keith, S. 1997. The birds of Africa vol. V. Academic Press, London.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)
Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Derhé, M., Ekstrom, J., Harding, M., Pople, R.
Balkiz, O., Isfendiyaroglu, S.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ficedula semitorquata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014.
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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Additional resources for this species
|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)|
|Species name author||(Homeyer, 1885)|
|Population size||mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||855,000 km2|
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