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Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax

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 11.4 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 8,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 100,000
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) 4 - - -
Population justification: The breeding population, which is confined to Europe, is estimated to number 70,000-140,000 breeding pairs, equating to 210,000-420,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline in areas recently colonised by S. melanocephala (del Hoyo et al. 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Cyprus Native Extant       Yes
Egypt Vagrant Extant        
Israel Native Extant        
Jordan Native Extant   Yes    
Lebanon Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Spain Native Extant   Yes    
Sudan Native Extant   Yes    
Turkey Vagrant Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cyprus Adelphoi Forest - Papoutsa site factsheet
Cyprus Akamas and Agia Aikaterini – Agia Paraskevi Gorges site factsheet
Cyprus Akrotiri Peninsula - Episkopi Cliffs site factsheet
Cyprus Atsas-Agios Theodoros Area site factsheet
Cyprus Cape Greco site factsheet
Cyprus Diarizos Valley site factsheet
Cyprus Ezousa Valley and Cliffs site factsheet
Cyprus Ha Potami River site factsheet
Cyprus Karpasia Peninsula - Kleides Islands site factsheet
Cyprus Kormakitis Peninsula site factsheet
Cyprus Limnatis Valley site factsheet
Cyprus Mahairas Forest – Tzionia site factsheet
Cyprus Pafos Forest site factsheet
Cyprus Panagia Stazousa River site factsheet
Cyprus Paramali River and Plateau site factsheet
Cyprus Pentadaktylos Mountains site factsheet
Cyprus Pentashoinos River site factsheet
Cyprus Troodos Forest site factsheet
Cyprus Xeros Valley and Hannoutaris Cliffs site factsheet
Cyprus Xyllourikos Valley site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation major breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation major non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 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 melanothorax. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2014.

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 Sylviidae (Old World warblers)
Species name author Tristram, 1872
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 8,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species