Oenanthe xanthoprymna


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Species Authority: (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1833)
Common Name(s):
English Kurdish Wheatear, Kurdistan Wheatear
Taxonomic Notes: Oenanthe xanthoprymna (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into O. xanthoprymna and O. chrysopygia following AERC TAC (2003).

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): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Gilroy, J. & Symes, A.
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.
2012 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Kuwait; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Turkey
Jordan; Libya; Syrian Arab Republic; United Arab Emirates
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Population [top]

Population: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 2100-7000 breeding pairs, equating to 6,300-21,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 25-49% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 13,000-84,000 mature individuals.
For further information about this species, see 22735267_oenanthe_xanthoprymna.pdf.
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Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2013. Oenanthe xanthoprymna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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