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Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer

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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 26.5 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,250,000
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 - - -
Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 2,000,000-6,100,000 breeding pairs, equating to 6,000,000-18,300,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 75-94% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 6,380,000-24,400,000 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
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Azerbaijan Native Extant       Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Bulgaria Native Extant       Yes
Croatia Native Extant       Yes
Georgia Native Extant Yes      
Greece Native Extant       Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Lebanon Native Extant       Yes
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Slovenia Vagrant Extant        
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Turkey Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Armenia Meghri site factsheet
Azerbaijan Gobustan area site factsheet
Bulgaria Arda Bridge site factsheet
Bulgaria Dobrostan site factsheet
Bulgaria Kresna Gorge site factsheet
Bulgaria Krumovitza site factsheet
Bulgaria Madzharovo site factsheet
Bulgaria Mesta Valley site factsheet
Bulgaria Studen Kladenets site factsheet
Croatia Neretve delta site factsheet
Greece Acheron delta and gorge site factsheet
Greece Akarnanika mountains site factsheet
Greece Dadias-Dereiou-Aisimis forest site factsheet
Greece East Lakonia mountains site factsheet
Greece Lake Distos site factsheet
Greece Mavrovouni mountain, Larissa site factsheet
Greece Mount Erimanthos site factsheet
Greece Mount Ghiona, Reka ravine, Lazorema, and Vathia Lakka site factsheet
Greece Mount Ochi and surrounding area site factsheet
Greece Mount Olympos, Lesvos site factsheet
Greece Mount Paramithias site factsheet
Greece Mount Taigetos site factsheet
Greece Mount Ymittos site factsheet
Greece Protected area of Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli forest site factsheet
Greece South forest complex of Evros prefecture site factsheet
Greece South-west peninsula-petrified forest, Lesvos site factsheet
Greece Southern and eastern part of Mount Parnassos site factsheet
Greece Southern Mani, Mount Sanghias and Cape Tenaro site factsheet
Greece Valtou mountains site factsheet
Iraq Ser Amadiya and Sulav Resort site factsheet
Lebanon Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve site factsheet
Lebanon Upper Mountains of Akkar-Donnieh site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Demir Kapija Gorge site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Lake Tikvesh site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Mariovo site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of River Pchinja-river Petroshnica-river Kriva Reka site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of River Topolka-river Babuna-river Bregalnica site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Taor Gorge site factsheet
Montenegro Lake Skadar site factsheet
Syria Mount Hermon site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Sitta neumayer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014.

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 Sittidae (Nuthatches and Wallcreeper)
Species name author Michahelles, 1830
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,250,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species