Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Sylviidae

Scientific Name: Sylvia rueppelli
Species Authority: Temminck, 1823
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Rueppell's Warbler, Rüppell's Warbler
French Fauvette masquée
Taxonomic Source(s): AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: # _the_WP15.xls#.

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 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:
2009 Least Concern (LC)
2008 Least Concern (LC)
2004 Least Concern (LC)
2000 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1994 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
1988 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Chad; Egypt; Greece; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Lebanon; Libya; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey
Algeria; Bulgaria; Denmark; Djibouti; Eritrea; Faroe Islands; Finland; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Mali; Malta; Niger; Romania; Sweden; United Kingdom
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO): No
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 562000
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
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1000
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Population [top]

Population: In Europe (which covers >95% of the breeding range), the breeding population is estimated to be 200000-610000 breeding pairs, equating to 600000-1830000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004).

Trend Justification:  The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any current declines or substantial threats.
For further information about this species, see 22716954_sylvia_rueppelli.pdf.
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Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations: No Population severely fragmented: No
Continuing decline in subpopulations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations: No All individuals in one subpopulation: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: BirdLife International. 2012. Sylvia rueppelli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T22716954A39574141. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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