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Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

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 full 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
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
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      
Cyprus Native Extant      
Denmark Vagrant Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
France Native Extant      
Gabon Native Extant      
Gambia Native Extant      
Ghana Native Extant      
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant      
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      
Iraq Native Extant      
Ireland Vagrant Extant      
Israel Native Extant Yes    
Italy Native Extant      
Japan Native Extant Yes    
Jordan Native Extant   Yes  
Kenya Native Extant      
Kuwait Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Laos Native Extant Yes    
Lebanon Native Extant      
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      
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      
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant Yes    
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant      
Philippines Native Extant Yes    
Portugal Native Extant      
Rwanda Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Senegal Native Extant      
Serbia Native Extant Yes    
Sierra Leone Native Extant      
Singapore Native Extant Yes    
Slovenia Native Extant      
Somalia Native Extant      
South Africa Native Extant      
South Korea Native Extant Yes    
South Sudan Native Extant      
Spain Native Extant      
Sri Lanka Native Extant Yes    
Sudan Native Extant      
Swaziland Native Extant      
Sweden Vagrant Extant      
Switzerland Native Extant Yes    
Syria Native Extant      
Taiwan (China) Native Extant Yes    
Tanzania Native Extant      
Thailand Native Extant Yes    
Timor-Leste Native Extant      
Togo Native Extant      
Tunisia Native Extant      
Turkey Native Extant      
Uganda Native Extant      
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant      
Vietnam Native Extant Yes    
Yemen Native Extant      
Zambia Native Extant      
Zimbabwe Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-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
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Cisticola juncidis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014.

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 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
- Climate change species distributions