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Eastern Rock-nuthatch Sitta tephronota

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 35.2 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,450,000
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 Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 22,000-100,000 breeding pairs, equating to 66,000-300,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), but Europe forms <5% of the global range.
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      
Azerbaijan Native Extant       Yes
Georgia Native Extant        
India Vagrant Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant       Yes
Pakistan Native Extant        
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Turkey Native Extant       Yes
Turkmenistan Native Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Armenia Khosrov Reserve site factsheet
Iraq Ser Amadiya and Sulav Resort site factsheet
Kazakhstan Aksu-Dzhabagly State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kapchagay Canyon site factsheet
Kazakhstan Kenshektau Mountains site factsheet
Tajikistan Dangara massif site factsheet
Turkmenistan Dushakerekdag site factsheet
Turkmenistan Gurykhovudan site factsheet
Turkmenistan Koytendag site factsheet
Turkmenistan Kurendag - Garagoz site factsheet
Turkmenistan Kurtusuv - Khovudan site factsheet
Turkmenistan Sumbar site factsheet
Turkmenistan Uly Balkan site factsheet
Uzbekistan Darasay Gorge site factsheet
Uzbekistan Middle reaches of the Sherabad River site factsheet
Uzbekistan Nuratau Range site factsheet
Uzbekistan Sarmysh Nature Park 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
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Sitta tephronota. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2014.

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 Sharpe, 1872
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,450,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species