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Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,380,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,380,000
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) 4.1 - - -
Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 32,000-140,000 breeding pairs, equating to 96,000-420,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 5-24% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 400,000-8,400,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed. The population in China has been estimated at c.100-100,000 breeding pairs and c.50-10,000 individuals on migration (Brazil 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
Afghanistan Native Extant Yes      
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Vagrant Extant        
Azerbaijan Native Extant       Yes
Bahrain Native Extant     Yes  
Bulgaria Native Extant Yes      
Chad Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant        
Cyprus Native Extant Yes      
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Djibouti Native Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Finland Vagrant Extant        
France Vagrant Extant        
Georgia Native Extant Yes      
Germany Vagrant Extant        
Greece Native Extant Yes      
Hong Kong (China) Vagrant Extant        
Hungary Vagrant Extant        
India Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Iraq Native Extant     Yes  
Ireland Vagrant Extant        
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Vagrant Extant        
Japan Native Extant        
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kenya Native Extant        
Kuwait Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes      
Lebanon Native Extant     Yes  
Libya Native Extant        
Luxembourg Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Maldives Native Extant        
Malta Vagrant Extant        
Moldova Native Extant Yes      
Mongolia Native Extant Yes      
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Vagrant Extant        
Nepal Vagrant Extant        
Netherlands Vagrant Extant        
North Korea Vagrant Extant        
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant        
Poland Vagrant Extant        
Qatar Native Extant     Yes  
Romania Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Somalia Native Extant        
South Africa Vagrant Extant        
South Korea Native Extant        
South Sudan Native Extant   Yes    
Sri Lanka Native Extant        
Sudan Native Extant        
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Syria Native Extant     Yes  
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Tanzania Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Uganda Native Extant        
Ukraine Native Extant Yes      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant     Yes  
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      
Yemen Native Extant   Yes Yes  

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Salang Kotal site factsheet
Bulgaria Balchik site factsheet
Bulgaria Belite Skali site factsheet
Bulgaria Emine site factsheet
Bulgaria Kaliakra site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Golestan site factsheet
Mongolia Darkhad Depression site factsheet
Mongolia Khasagt Khairkhan Mountain site factsheet
Romania Aliman - Adamclisi site factsheet
Romania Babadag wood site factsheet
Romania Beştepe - Mahmudia site factsheet
Romania Danube Delta site factsheet
Romania Denis Tepe site factsheet
Romania Dobrogei gorge site factsheet
Romania Dunărea Veche (Braţul Măcin) site factsheet
Romania Lake Siutghiol site factsheet
Romania Lake Taşaul site factsheet
Romania Măcin - Niculiţel site factsheet

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
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Forest Temperate suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable non-breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major non-breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Altitude 1200 - 3500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Oenanthe pleschanka. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014.

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 Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author (Lepechin, 1770)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,380,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species