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Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Least Concern
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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 18,000,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 17,000,000 medium
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 Increasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, though in Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 230,000-1,100,000 breeding pairs, equating to 690,000-3,300,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), with Europe forming <5% of the global range. National population estimates include: c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in China; c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in Taiwan; c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in Korea and c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in Japan (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The population is estimated to be increasing following recorded range expansions in recent years (del Hoyo et al. 2006), although In Europe, trends since 1996 have been stable, 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 Resident
Afghanistan Unknown Extant        
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Algeria Native Extant        
Angola Native Extant        
Australia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Vagrant Extant        
Bangladesh Native Extant Yes      
Belgium Native Extant Yes      
Benin Native Extant        
Botswana Native Extant        
Bulgaria Vagrant Extant        
Burkina Faso Native Extant        
Burundi Native Extant        
Cambodia Native Extant Yes      
Cameroon Native Extant        
Central African Republic Native Extant        
Chad Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Congo Native Extant        
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant        
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant        
Croatia Native Extant       Yes
Cyprus Native Extant       Yes
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
France Native Extant       Yes
Gabon Native Extant        
Gambia Native Extant        
Ghana Native Extant        
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant       Yes
Greece Native Extant Yes      
Guinea Native Extant        
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant        
Hong Kong (China) Native Extant Yes      
India Native Extant Yes      
Indonesia Native Extant Yes      
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Ireland Vagrant Extant        
Israel Native Extant Yes      
Italy Native Extant       Yes
Japan Native Extant Yes      
Jordan Native Extant   Yes    
Kenya Native Extant        
Kuwait Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Laos Native Extant Yes      
Lebanon Native Extant       Yes
Lesotho Native Extant        
Libya Native Extant        
Liechtenstein Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Malawi Native Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Malta Native Extant       Yes
Mauritania Native Extant        
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Native Extant        
Mozambique Native Extant        
Myanmar Native Extant Yes      
Namibia Native Extant        
Nepal Native Extant Yes      
Netherlands Native Extant       Yes
Niger Native Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Pakistan Native Extant Yes      
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant       Yes
Philippines Native Extant Yes      
Portugal Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant        
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Senegal Native Extant        
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Sierra Leone Native Extant        
Singapore Native Extant Yes      
Slovenia Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
South Korea Native Extant Yes      
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Spain Native Extant       Yes
Sri Lanka Native Extant Yes      
Sudan Native Extant        
Swaziland Native Extant        
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Switzerland Native Extant Yes      
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Taiwan (China) Native Extant Yes      
Tanzania Native Extant        
Thailand Native Extant Yes      
Timor-Leste Native Extant       Yes
Togo Native Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant        
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Vietnam Native Extant Yes      
Yemen Native Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant        
Zimbabwe Native Extant        

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Minority (<50%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - -  
Food - human - - -  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Cisticola juncidis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014.

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 Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)
Species name author (Rafinesque, 1810)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 18,000,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change