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Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass 7.1 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,310,000 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 Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 1,000-4,000 breeding pairs, equating to 3,000-12,000 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
Bahrain Native Extant       Yes
Bangladesh Native Extant       Yes
Cyprus Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Djibouti Native Extant       Yes
Egypt Native Extant       Yes
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
India Native Extant       Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Jordan Native Extant       Yes
Kuwait Native Extant       Yes
Lebanon Native Extant       Yes
Nepal Native Extant       Yes
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Pakistan Native Extant       Yes
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant       Yes
Qatar Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Turkey Native Extant       Yes
United Arab Emirates Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Turkey Antalya Plains site factsheet
Turkey Ceylanpınar site factsheet
Turkey Southern Euphrates Valley and Birecik Plains site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 3200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Prinia gracilis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014.

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 Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)
Species name author (Lichtenstein, 1823)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,310,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change