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Sombre Tit Parus lugubris

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 not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,310,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -
Trend justification: Both increases and decreases in regional populations have been noted in recent years (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Albania 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
Italy Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Lebanon Native Extant       Yes
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Romania Native Extant       Yes
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Slovenia Native Extant Yes      
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
Bulgaria Kresna Gorge site factsheet
Greece Kerketion mountain (Koziakas) site factsheet
Greece Mount Ghiona, Reka ravine, Lazorema, and Vathia Lakka site factsheet
Greece Mount Iti site factsheet
Greece Mount Vardousia site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arjan Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Deh Bakhri area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Khabr-va-Rouchoon Wildlife Refuge site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Oshtrankuh Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Parvar Protected Area 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
Serbia Pcinja site factsheet
Syria Mount Hermon site factsheet
Syria Wadi al-Qarn - Burqush site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Temperate major resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation major resident
Altitude 0 - 2300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Parus lugubris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014.

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 Paridae (Tits and chickadees)
Species name author Temminck, 1820
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,310,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species