|Scientific Name:||Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax|
|Species Authority:||(Linnaeus, 1758)|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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). 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.
|Previously published Red List assessments:||
Native:Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Bhutan; China; Ethiopia; France; Georgia; Greece; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Nepal; Pakistan; Portugal; Russian Federation; Serbia (Serbia); Spain (Canary Is.); Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Kingdom; Uzbekistan
Regionally extinct:Slovenia; Tunisia
Vagrant:Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Egypt; Germany; Gibraltar; Hungary; Korea, Republic of; Slovakia
|Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No|
|Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||13300000|
|Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown|
|Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||No|
|Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||No|
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|Population:||In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 43,000-110,000 breeding pairs, equating to 129,000-330,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 263,000-1,320,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed. The population in China has been estimated at c.100-10,000 breeding pairs (Brazil 2009).
Trend Justification: The population is estimated to be in decline following noted decreases in the European population (Madge and Burn 1993). In Europe, trends since 1980 are uncertain, 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).
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2012. Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T22705916A38349884. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T22705916A38349884.en . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.|
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