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Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 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 full migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,700,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 556,000
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) 3.7 - - -
Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 530000-800000 breeding pairs, equating to 1590000-2400000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 50-74% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 2150000-4800000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.
Trend justification: In Europe the overall trend from 1980-2011 was stable, based on provisional data for 27 countries from the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (EBCC/RSPB/BirdLife/Statistics Netherlands).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Unknown Extant Yes      
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Algeria Native Extant        
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Native Extant Yes      
Azerbaijan Unknown Extant        
Bahrain Native Extant     Yes  
Belarus Native Extant Yes      
Belgium Native Extant Yes      
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Bulgaria Native Extant Yes      
Cameroon Native Extant        
Chad Vagrant Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Croatia Native Extant Yes      
Cyprus Native Extant        
Czech Republic Native Extant Yes      
Denmark Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Estonia Native Extant Yes      
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Finland Native Extant Yes      
France Native Extant Yes      
Germany Native Extant Yes      
Ghana Native Extant        
Gibraltar (to UK) Vagrant Extant        
Greece Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Hungary 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   Yes  
Jordan Native Extant     Yes  
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kenya Vagrant Extant        
Kuwait Native Extant     Yes  
Latvia Native Extant Yes      
Lebanon Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Libya Native Extant        
Lithuania Native Extant Yes      
Luxembourg Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Mali Native Extant        
Malta Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Moldova Native Extant Yes      
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Native Extant        
Netherlands Native Extant Yes      
Nigeria Native Extant        
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant Yes      
Poland Native Extant Yes      
Portugal Native Extant Yes      
Qatar Native Extant     Yes  
Romania Native Extant Yes      
Russia Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant     Yes  
Senegal Native Extant        
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Slovakia Native Extant Yes      
Slovenia Native Extant Yes      
South Sudan Native Extant   Yes    
Spain Native Extant Yes      
Sudan Native Extant        
Sweden Native Extant Yes      
Switzerland Native Extant Yes      
Syria Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Tajikistan Unknown Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Ukraine Native Extant Yes      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant     Yes  
United Kingdom Native Extant Yes      
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Austria Neusiedler See site factsheet
Belarus Balota Zvaniec site factsheet
Belarus Prostyr site factsheet
Belarus Sporaŭskaje balota site factsheet
France Vallée de la Conie et Beauce centrale site factsheet
Poland Goplo Lake Site site factsheet
Poland Lower Odra river valley site factsheet
Poland Tuchola Forest site factsheet
Serbia Carska bara site factsheet
Serbia Obedska bara site factsheet
Ukraine Korotchenkivs'ki meadows site factsheet
Ukraine Lyman lake site factsheet
Ukraine Molochna river valley site factsheet
Ukraine Mzha river valley site factsheet
Ukraine Oril' river valley site factsheet
Ukraine Pryp'yat' river valley site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable non-breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 1200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Locustella luscinioides. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014.

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 Sylviidae (Old World warblers)
Species name author (Savi, 1824)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,700,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species