Hippolais icterina


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hippolais icterina
Species Authority: (Vieillot, 1817)
Common Name(s):
English Icterine Warbler
French Hypolaïs ictérine

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): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J.
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 extremely 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]

Albania; Algeria; Angola (Angola); Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Bulgaria; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Eritrea; Estonia; Ethiopia; Finland; France; Gabon; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kuwait; Latvia; Lebanon; Libya; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Malawi; Mali; Malta; Mauritania; Moldova; Montenegro; Mozambique; Namibia; Netherlands; Nigeria; Norway; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain; Sudan; Swaziland; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tanzania, United Republic of; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Bahrain; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Côte d'Ivoire; Faroe Islands; Ghana; Gibraltar; Guinea-Bissau; Iceland; Morocco; Niger; Oman; Portugal; Qatar; Seychelles; Somalia; Tajikistan; Togo; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
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Population [top]

Population: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 3,500,000-7,100,000 breeding pairs, equating to 10,500,000-21,300,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 75-94% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 11,200,000-28,400,000 individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Hippolais icterina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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