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Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii
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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 -


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 8,300
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) 3.7 - - -
Population justification: The breeding population, which is confined to Europe, is estimated to number 20,000-100,000 breeding pairs, equating to 60,000-300,000 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
Portugal Native Extant       Yes
Spain Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Portugal Ilhas Desertas site factsheet
Portugal Ilhéus do Porto Santo site factsheet
Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Oriental site factsheet
Portugal Ponta de São Lourenço site factsheet
Portugal Ponta do Pargo site factsheet
Portugal Porto Santo Oeste site factsheet
Portugal Selvagens site factsheet
Spain Arico pine woodland site factsheet
Spain Cuchillete de Buenavista-gully of La Torre-Los Alares site factsheet
Spain Famara sandy plain site factsheet
Spain Garajonay National Park site factsheet
Spain Gully of Ajuí-Betancuria site factsheet
Spain Isthmus of Jandía sandy plain site factsheet
Spain La Palma laurel forest site factsheet
Spain Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo site factsheet
Spain Lanzarote islets site factsheet
Spain Los Molinos gully-Plain of La Laguna site factsheet
Spain Morro Tabaiba-Morro de los Rincones-Vallebrón mountains site factsheet
Spain Mountain of Agua, gully of Los Cochinos and gully of Cuevas Negras site factsheet
Spain Pajonales, Ojeda, Inagua and La Data pine woodlands site factsheet
Spain Peninsula of Jandía site factsheet
Spain Plains of La Corona-Las Honduras site factsheet
Spain Plains of Mareta-Hoya de la Yegua site factsheet
Spain Sandy plain of Corralejo site factsheet
Spain Tamadaba pine woodland site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Anthus berthelotii. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016.

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 Motacillidae (Wagtails and pipits)
Species name author Bolle, 1862
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 8,300 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- 2015 European Red List assessment