Hippolais olivetorum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hippolais olivetorum
Species Authority: (Strickland, 1837)
Common Name(s):
English Olive-tree Warbler
French Hypolaïs des oliviers

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 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). 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 may be moderately small to large, 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]

Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Egypt; Ethiopia; Greece; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Malawi; Montenegro; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Saudi Arabia; Serbia (Serbia); South Africa; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tanzania, United Republic of; Turkey; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Algeria; Cameroon; Djibouti; Eritrea; Germany; Italy; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Romania; Somalia; Spain; Ukraine
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Population [top]

Population: In Europe (which covers >95% of the breeding range), the breeding population is estimated to be 11,000-23,000 breeding pairs, equating to 33,000-69,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004).
For further information about this species, see 22714908_hippolais_olivetorum.pdf.
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Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Hippolais olivetorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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