LC
Black-crowned Sparrow-lark Eremopterix nigriceps



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds). 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status nomadic Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 23,700,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Increasing estimated -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -

Trend justification: The population is estimated to be increasing following a recorded range expansion southwards in recent years (del Hoyo et al. 2004).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bahrain N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant
Cape Verde N Extant
Chad N Extant
Djibouti N Extant
Egypt N Extant
Eritrea N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
India N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Israel V Extant
Jordan V Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant
Mauritania N Extant
Niger N Extant
Nigeria N Extant
Oman N Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant
Qatar N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant
Somalia N Extant
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
Western Sahara U Extant
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Yemen Bab al-Mandab - Mawza
Yemen Wadi Jahr
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish
Iran, Islamic Republic of Chahbahar Bay and Khor Konarak
Oman Jiddat al Harasis
United Arab Emirates Dubai Desert
United Arab Emirates Al Marmoom Desert
Yemen Al-Kadan area
Yemen Mafraq al-Mukha
Yemen Qishn beach
Yemen Hiswat al-Hugayma
Yemen Wadi Ayhaft, Socotra
Yemen Di-Ishal foothills, Socotra
Yemen Noged Plain, Socotra
Yemen Desert west of Al-Ghayda

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Eremopterix nigriceps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2021.