Erythropygia galactotes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Erythropygia galactotes
Species Authority: (Temminck, 1820)
Common Name(s):
English Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Rufous Bush Chat, Rufous Bush Robin, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin
French Agrobate roux
Cercotrichas galactotes Cramp and Simmons (1977-1994)
Cercotrichas galactotes galactotes Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)

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 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]

Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Cyprus; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Georgia; Gibraltar; Greece; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mali; Malta; Mauritania; Montenegro; Morocco; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Portugal; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia (Serbia); Somalia; South Sudan; Spain (Canary Is. - Vagrant); Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Arab Emirates; Uzbekistan; Western Sahara; Yemen
China; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; France; Gambia; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Malawi; Norway; Romania; Russian Federation; Sri Lanka; Switzerland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Ukraine; United Kingdom
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Population [top]

Population: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 32,000-96,000 breeding pairs, equating to 96,000-288,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 196,000-1,150,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.
For further information about this species, see 22709936_erythropygia_galactotes.pdf.
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Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Erythropygia galactotes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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