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Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum

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) 286,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 778,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Population justification: In Europe (which covers >95% of the breeding range), the breeding population is estimated to be 11,000-23,000 breeding pairs, equating to 33,000-69,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004).
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
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Algeria Vagrant Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Botswana Native Extant        
Bulgaria Native Extant Yes      
Cameroon Vagrant Extant        
Croatia Native Extant Yes      
Cyprus Native Extant        
Czech Republic Native Extant        
Djibouti Vagrant Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Vagrant Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Germany Vagrant Extant        
Greece Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Vagrant Extant        
Jordan Native Extant     Yes  
Kenya Native Extant        
Kuwait Native Extant     Yes  
Lebanon Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes      
Malawi Native Extant        
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Niger Vagrant Extant        
Nigeria Vagrant Extant        
Oman Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant     Yes  
Romania Vagrant Extant        
Saudi Arabia Native Extant     Yes  
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Somalia Vagrant Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
Spain Vagrant Extant        
Sudan Native Extant     Yes  
Syria Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Tanzania Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Ukraine Vagrant Extant        
Yemen Native Extant     Yes  
Zambia Native Extant        
Zimbabwe Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Bulgaria Arda Bridge site factsheet
Bulgaria Bakarlaka site factsheet
Bulgaria Byala Reka site factsheet
Bulgaria Derventski Heights site factsheet
Bulgaria Emine site factsheet
Bulgaria Harmanliyska Reka site factsheet
Bulgaria Kresna Gorge site factsheet
Bulgaria Krumovitza site factsheet
Bulgaria Madzharovo site factsheet
Bulgaria Melnik Pyramids site factsheet
Bulgaria Mesta Valley site factsheet
Bulgaria Sakar site factsheet
Bulgaria Strandzha site factsheet
Bulgaria Studen Kladenets site factsheet
Bulgaria Western Strandzha site factsheet
Croatia Neretve delta site factsheet
Greece Acheron delta and gorge site factsheet
Greece Akarnanika mountains site factsheet
Greece Apsalos and Moglenitsa gorges site factsheet
Greece Asvestades-Vrisika area site factsheet
Greece Dadias-Dereiou-Aisimis forest site factsheet
Greece East Lakonia mountains site factsheet
Greece Kalogria lagoon, Strofilia forest, and Lamia marshes site factsheet
Greece Lake Distos site factsheet
Greece Mavrovouni mountain, Larissa site factsheet
Greece Protected area of Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli forest site factsheet
Greece South forest complex of Evros prefecture site factsheet
Greece West and north Zakynthos site factsheet
Lebanon Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Gradsko-Rosoman-Negotino site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of River Pchinja-river Petroshnica-river Kriva Reka site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of River Topolka-river Babuna-river Bregalnica site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Tikvesh Region site factsheet
Montenegro Lake Skadar site factsheet
Syria Umm al-Tuyyur site factsheet
Turkey Alaçatı site factsheet
Turkey Amanos Mountains site factsheet
Turkey Bey Mountains site factsheet
Turkey Bolkar Mountains site factsheet
Turkey Datça and Bozburun Peninsula site factsheet
Turkey Dilek Peninsula site factsheet
Turkey Güllük Mountain site factsheet
Turkey Karaburun and İldir Strait Islands site factsheet
Turkey Köprüçay Valley site factsheet
Turkey Mardin Threshold site factsheet
Turkey Tahtalı Mountains site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable breeding
Savanna Dry suitable breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Hippolais olivetorum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014.

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 (Strickland, 1837)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 286,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species