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Desert Warbler Sylvia nana

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) 6,360,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 9,350,000
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 Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 1,000-5,000 breeding pairs, equating to 3,000-15,000 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 current declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant     Yes  
Algeria Native Extant        
Azerbaijan Native Extant        
Bahrain Native Extant   Yes    
Bulgaria Vagrant Extant        
Cape Verde Vagrant Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Cyprus Vagrant Extant        
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Djibouti Native Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Finland Vagrant Extant        
Germany Vagrant Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant     Yes Yes
Iraq Native Extant   Yes    
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Vagrant Extant        
Jordan Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kuwait Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Libya Native Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Malta Vagrant Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Mongolia Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Native Extant        
Netherlands Vagrant Extant        
Niger Native Extant        
Oman Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Portugal Vagrant Extant        
Qatar Native Extant   Yes    
Russia (European) Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Saudi Arabia Native Extant   Yes    
Somalia Native Extant        
Spain Vagrant Extant        
Sudan Native Extant   Yes    
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Syria Native Extant   Yes    
Tajikistan Native Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Vagrant Extant        
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes    
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      
Western Sahara Native Extant Yes      
Yemen Native Extant   Yes Yes  

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Kazakhstan Altyn-Emel National Park site factsheet
Kazakhstan Arys-Karaktau State Reserved Zone site factsheet
Kazakhstan Ili River Delta site factsheet
Kazakhstan Topar Lake System site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zhusandala site factsheet
Tajikistan Kayrakkum Reservoir site factsheet
Tajikistan Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve site factsheet
Turkmenistan Nargyz site factsheet
Turkmenistan Repetek site factsheet
Uzbekistan Akpetky lakes and surrounding Aralkum Desert site factsheet
Uzbekistan Aksay Lake and surrounding desert site factsheet
Uzbekistan Ayakaghytma lake and surrounding desert site factsheet
Uzbekistan Buzaubay site factsheet
Uzbekistan Dengizkul Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Dzheiran Ecocentre site factsheet
Uzbekistan Karnabchul Steppe site factsheet
Uzbekistan Kattakurgan Reservoir site factsheet
Uzbekistan Khodzhaa-Davlet site factsheet
Uzbekistan Northern part of the Assake-Audan depression site factsheet
Uzbekistan Northern shore of Aydarkul Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Sudochye Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan The desert around Kurkuduk village site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major breeding
Desert Hot major non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 2200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Sylvia nana. 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 (Ehrenberg, 1833)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 6,360,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species