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Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,500,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,490,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Increasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 1,400,000-3,200,000 breeding pairs, equating to 4,200,000-9,600,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 75-94% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 4,470,000-12,800,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be increasing owing to a recent expansion in some areas of its breeding range, although in Europe, trends since 1989 have been stable, based on provisional data for 21 countries from the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (EBCC/RSPB/BirdLife/Statistics Netherlands; P. Vorisek in litt. 2008).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Albania Native Extant Yes    
Algeria Native Extant Yes    
Andorra Native Extant Yes    
Austria Vagrant Extant      
Azerbaijan Unknown Extant      
Belgium Vagrant Extant      
Benin Unknown Extant      
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes    
Bulgaria Native Extant Yes    
Burkina Faso Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Cape Verde Vagrant Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
Croatia Native Extant Yes    
Cyprus Native Extant     Yes
Denmark Vagrant Extant      
Djibouti Unknown Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
Ethiopia Vagrant Extant      
Finland Vagrant Extant      
France Native Extant Yes    
Gambia Native Extant      
Germany Vagrant Extant      
Gibraltar (to UK) Native Extant      
Greece Native Extant Yes   Yes
Guinea Unknown Extant      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant      
Iceland Vagrant Extant      
Ireland Vagrant Extant      
Israel Native Extant      
Italy Native Extant Yes   Yes
Jordan Native Extant     Yes
Lebanon Native Extant     Yes
Libya Native Extant     Yes
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant Yes    
Mali Native Extant      
Malta Native Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Montenegro Native Extant Yes    
Morocco Native Extant Yes    
Netherlands Vagrant Extant      
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Norway Vagrant Extant      
Poland Vagrant Extant      
Portugal Native Extant Yes    
Romania Native Extant Yes    
San Marino Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant     Yes
Senegal Native Extant      
Serbia Native Extant Yes    
Sierra Leone Vagrant Extant      
Slovenia Native Extant Yes    
Spain Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant   Yes  
Sweden Vagrant Extant      
Switzerland Native Extant Yes    
Syria Vagrant Extant     Yes
Tunisia Native Extant Yes   Yes
Turkey Native Extant Yes    
Ukraine Vagrant Extant      
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant      
Western Sahara Native Extant      
Yemen Vagrant Extant   Yes  

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Algeria Belezma site factsheet
Algeria Djebel Babor site factsheet
Bulgaria Arda Bridge site factsheet
Bulgaria Byala Reka site factsheet
Bulgaria Dobrostan 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 Studen Kladenets site factsheet
France Camargue site factsheet
France Chaîne des Alpilles site factsheet
France Massif du Petit Lubéron site factsheet
France Montagne Sainte-Victoire site factsheet
Greece Acheron delta and gorge site factsheet
Greece Akarnanika mountains site factsheet
Greece Dadias-Dereiou-Aisimis forest site factsheet
Greece Lake Distos site factsheet
Greece Mavrovouni mountain, Larissa site factsheet
Greece Mount Olympos, Lesvos site factsheet
Greece Mount Taigetos site factsheet
Greece Mount Ymittos site factsheet
Greece Protected area of Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli forest site factsheet
Greece South forest complex of Evros prefecture site factsheet
Greece South-west peninsula-petrified forest, Lesvos site factsheet
Greece Southern Mani, Mount Sanghias and Cape Tenaro site factsheet
Libya Ghat oases site factsheet
Libya Zallaf site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Demir Kapija Gorge site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Lake Tikvesh site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Mariovo 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 Taor Gorge site factsheet
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Tikvesh Region site factsheet
Montenegro Lake Skadar site factsheet
Morocco Canton Forestier de Sidi Bou Ghaba site factsheet
Morocco Parc National de Souss-Massa and Aglou site factsheet
Morocco Parc National de Tazekka site factsheet
Morocco Parc National de Toubkal site factsheet
Morocco Parc National du Haut Atlas Oriental site factsheet
Morocco Parc Naturel d'Ifrane site factsheet
Morocco Parc Naturel de Talassemtane site factsheet
Morocco Tamri and Imsouane site factsheet
Morocco Tarhazoute site factsheet
Portugal Cabrela site factsheet
Portugal Malcata mountains site factsheet
Spain Archipelago of Cabrera site factsheet
Spain El Pardo-Viñuelas site factsheet
Spain Monfragüe site factsheet
Spain Sierra Morena de Córdoba site factsheet
Spain Toledo mountains-Cabañeros site factsheet
Tunisia Bouhedma site factsheet
Tunisia Chaâmbi site factsheet
Tunisia Chott Djerid site factsheet
Tunisia Djebel el Haouaria site factsheet
Tunisia El Feidja site factsheet
Tunisia El Houareb reservoir site factsheet
Tunisia Gafsa site factsheet
Tunisia Jbil site factsheet
Tunisia Kairouan plains site factsheet
Tunisia Kerkennah islands site factsheet
Tunisia Kneiss site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet Dreïaa site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet en Noual site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet Kelbia site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet Sidi Mansour site factsheet
Tunisia Sidi Toui site factsheet
Turkey Alaçatı site factsheet
Turkey Amanos Mountains site factsheet
Turkey Bey 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 Tahtalı Mountains site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation major 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
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Sylvia cantillans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014.

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 (Pallas, 1764)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,500,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species