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Lanius nubicus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES PASSERIFORMES LANIIDAE

Scientific Name: Lanius nubicus
Species Authority: Lichtenstein, 1823
Common Name(s):
English Masked Shrike
French Pie-grièche masqué

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.
Justification:
This species has a very 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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not 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]

Countries:
Native:
Bahrain; Bulgaria; Central African Republic; Chad; Cyprus; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Greece; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mali; Mauritania; Montenegro; Nigeria; Oman; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Serbia (Serbia); South Sudan; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
Vagrant:
Algeria; Finland; Kenya; Libya; Spain; Sweden
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Population [top]

Population: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 35,000-100,000 breeding pairs, equating to 105,000-300,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 50-74% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 142,000-600,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Lanius nubicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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