Phylloscopus inornatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phylloscopus inornatus
Species Authority: (Blyth, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Inornate Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler
Taxonomic Notes: Phylloscopus inornatus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into P. inornatus and P. humei following AERC TAC (2003) (see Sangster et al. 2002).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-11-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S.
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 has not been quantified, 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.
2012 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Bhutan; Cambodia; China; Denmark; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Japan; Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Latvia; Malaysia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Poland; Russian Federation; Singapore; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
Algeria; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Egypt; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Gibraltar; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Indonesia; Israel; Italy; Libya; Luxembourg; Malta; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Oman; Portugal; Saudi Arabia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain (Canary Is.); Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified. In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 5000-35000 breeding pairs, equating to 15000-105000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), but Europe forms <5% of the global range.
For further information about this species, see 22715310_phylloscopus_inornatus.pdf.
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Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2013. Phylloscopus inornatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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