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Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin Erythropygia galactotes

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass 18.9 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,310,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 4,310,000 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 32,000-96,000 breeding pairs, equating to 96,000-288,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 196,000-1,150,000 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        
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Azerbaijan Native Extant Yes      
Bahrain Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Bulgaria Native Extant Yes      
Burkina Faso Native Extant        
Cameroon Native Extant        
Central African Republic Native Extant        
Chad Native Extant        
China (mainland) Vagrant Extant        
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Vagrant Extant        
Cyprus Native Extant        
Djibouti Native Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
France Vagrant Extant        
Gambia Vagrant Extant        
Georgia Native Extant Yes      
Germany Vagrant Extant        
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant        
Greece Native Extant Yes      
Hungary Vagrant Extant        
India Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Iraq Native Extant Yes      
Ireland Vagrant Extant        
Israel Native Extant Yes      
Italy Native Extant        
Jordan Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kenya Native Extant        
Kuwait Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Lebanon Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Libya Native Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Malawi Vagrant Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Malta Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Native Extant        
Niger Native Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant Yes      
Portugal Native Extant Yes      
Qatar Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Romania Vagrant Extant        
Russia (European) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Saudi Arabia Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Senegal Native Extant        
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Somalia Native Extant        
South Sudan Native Extant   Yes   Yes
Spain Native Extant Yes      
Sri Lanka Vagrant Extant        
Sudan Native Extant        
Switzerland Vagrant Extant        
Syria Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Tanzania Vagrant Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Uganda Vagrant Extant        
Ukraine Vagrant Extant        
United Arab Emirates Native Extant Yes   Yes  
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      
Western Sahara Native Extant Yes      
Yemen Native Extant     Yes  

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Savanna Dry suitable breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1500 m

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Erythropygia galactotes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014.

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 (Temminck, 1820)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,310,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change