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Crested Tit Parus cristatus

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 nomadic Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 5,920,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Trend justification: In Europe, trends since 1980 show that populations have undergone a moderate decline (p<0.01), based on provisional data for 21 countries from the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (EBCC/RSPB/BirdLife/Statistics Netherlands; P. Vorisek in litt. 2008).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Albania Native Extant Yes    
Andorra Native Extant      
Austria Native Extant      
Azerbaijan Native Extant      
Belarus Native Extant      
Belgium Native Extant      
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes    
Bulgaria Native Extant      
Croatia Native Extant      
Czech Republic Native Extant      
Denmark Native Extant     Yes
Estonia Native Extant      
Finland Native Extant      
France Native Extant      
Germany Native Extant      
Gibraltar (to UK) Vagrant Extant      
Greece Native Extant      
Hungary Native Extant      
Italy Native Extant      
Kazakhstan Vagrant Extant      
Latvia Native Extant      
Liechtenstein Native Extant      
Lithuania Native Extant      
Luxembourg Native Extant      
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant      
Montenegro Native Extant Yes    
Netherlands Native Extant      
Norway Native Extant Yes    
Poland Native Extant Yes    
Portugal Native Extant      
Romania Native Extant      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant      
Russia (European) Native Extant      
Serbia Native Extant Yes    
Slovakia Native Extant      
Slovenia Native Extant      
Spain Native Extant      
Sweden Native Extant      
Switzerland Native Extant      
Ukraine Native Extant      
United Kingdom Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Boreal suitable resident
Forest Temperate major resident
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable resident
Shrubland Temperate suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Parus cristatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014.

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 Linnaeus, 1758
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 5,920,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species