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Arabian Babbler Turdoides squamiceps

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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,290,000
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) 8.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common Israel (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be increasing as ongoing human colonisation and agricultural expansion is creating new areas of suitable habitat (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Egypt Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Jordan Native Extant       Yes
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia 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
Egypt Quseima site factsheet
Egypt Wadi Gerafi site factsheet
Israel Cliffs of Zin and the Negev highlands site factsheet
Israel Judean desert site factsheet
Israel Northern Arava valley site factsheet
Israel Southern Arava valley and Elat mountains site factsheet
Jordan Aqaba coast and mountains site factsheet
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum site factsheet
Jordan Maghtas - Sweimeh site factsheet
Jordan Wadi Araba site factsheet
Jordan Wadi Mujib site factsheet
Palestinian Authority Territories Jericho site factsheet
Palestinian Authority Territories Jerusalem wilderness site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Digdaga - Hamraniyah site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Masafi - Tayibah area site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Mushrif National Park site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Qarn Nazwa site factsheet
Yemen Bab al-Mandab - Mawza site factsheet
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Turdoides squamiceps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014.

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 Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author (Cretzschmar, 1827)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,290,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species