Lanius isabellinus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lanius isabellinus
Species Authority: Ehrenberg, 1833
Common Name(s):
English Rufous-tailed Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, Red-tailed Shrike
French Pie-grièche isabelle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Afghanistan; Bahrain; Cameroon; Chad; China; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Mali; Mauritania; Mongolia; Nepal; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Qatar; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Turkmenistan; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; Uzbekistan; Yemen
Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Gabon; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Malawi; Maldives; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom
Present - origin uncertain:
Algeria; Burkina Faso; Niger; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as not uncommon (Harris and Franklin 2000).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Lanius isabellinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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