LC
Common Grasshopper-warbler Locustella naevia



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
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2014 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 full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 16,000,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 22,500,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 3000000-5999999 poor estimated 2012
Population trend Stable suspected -
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) 3.7 - - -

Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 916,000-1,620,000 pairs, which equates to 1,830,000-3,240,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015). Europe forms c.60% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 3,050,000-5,400,000 mature individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.

Trend justification: In Europe the overall trend from 1980-2013 was stable (EBCC 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant
Armenia N Extant Yes
Austria N Extant Yes
Azerbaijan N Extant Yes
Bahrain V Extant Yes
Belarus N Extant Yes
Belgium N Extant Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina N Extant Yes
Bulgaria N Extant Yes
Cape Verde V Extant
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
Croatia N Extant Yes
Czechia N Extant Yes
Denmark N Extant Yes Yes
Egypt N Extant
Estonia N Extant Yes
Ethiopia V Extant
Finland N Extant Yes
France N Extant Yes Yes
Gambia N Extant
Georgia N Extant Yes
Germany N Extant Yes
Ghana V Extant
Gibraltar (to UK) N Extant
Greece N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant
Hungary N Extant Yes
Iceland V Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Ireland N Extant Yes
Israel V Extant
Italy N Extant Yes
Jordan V Extant
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kenya V Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Kyrgyzstan N Extant Yes
Latvia N Extant Yes
Lebanon V Extant Yes
Liberia V Extant
Libya N Extant
Liechtenstein N Extant Yes
Lithuania N Extant Yes
Luxembourg N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant
Malta V Extant
Mauritania N Extant
Moldova N Extant Yes
Mongolia N Extant Yes
Montenegro N Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant
Nepal V Extant
Netherlands N Extant Yes
North Macedonia N Extant
Norway N Extant Yes
Oman N Extant Yes
Poland N Extant Yes
Portugal N Extant
Qatar V Extant
Romania N Extant Yes
Russia N Extant Yes
Russia (Asian) N Extant Yes
Russia (Central Asian) N Extant Yes
Russia (European) N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant
Serbia N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone V Extant
Slovakia N Extant Yes
Slovenia N Extant Yes
Spain N Extant Yes
Sri Lanka V Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Sweden N Extant Yes
Switzerland N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes
Tajikistan N Extant
Tunisia N Extant
Turkey N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
Ukraine N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
United Kingdom N Extant Yes
Uzbekistan N Extant
Western Sahara N Extant
Yemen V Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Belarus Balota Zvaniec
Belarus Mid Prypiac'
Belarus Lower Pripyat
Belarus Biarezinski zapaviednik
Belarus Al'manskija baloty
Lithuania Lake Kasonys and adjacent wetlands
Liechtenstein Ruggeller Riet, Talgebiet
Estonia Koiva-Mustjõe
Latvia Uzava lowland
Slovenia Ljubljansko moor
Slovenia River Drava
Slovenia River Mura
Slovenia Goričko
Sweden Lake Hjälstaviken
Sweden Lake Kvismaren
Sweden Lake Hornborga
Sweden River Helge
Sweden Lake Ralången – Lake Hyllingen
Poland Gródek-Michalowo basin
Poland Delta of the Swina river
Poland Obra river flood-plain
Poland Marshy Valley of the Narew River
Poland Bubnow Marsh
Poland Nida Rivar Valley
Poland Kampinos forest
Poland Solska Forest
Poland Marshy valley of the Drweca river
Poland Biala Forest
Poland Upper Narew River Valley
Poland Narew river gaps
Poland Odra riverine forests
Poland Oswin site
Poland Nietlice marshes
Poland Omulew and Plodownica Rivers Valleys
Greece Lake Kourna, Almyros delta and Georgioupolis coast, Crete
Greece Southwestern Lesvos and Petrified forest
Greece Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos
Greece Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons
Greece Nestos delta and coastal lagoons
Finland Ruissalo
Finland Mietoistenlahti bay
Finland Paimionlahti bay
Finland Köyliönjärvi and Pyhäjärvi lakes
Finland Puurijärvi-Isosuo wetlands
Finland Pori archipelago and wetlands
Finland Hanko western archipelago
Finland Porvoonjoki Delta
Finland Teutjärvi and Suvijärvi lakes
Finland Kirkon-Vilkkiläntura Bay
Finland Siikalahti bay and Sammallampi lake
Finland Koijärvi lake
Finland Artjärvi wetlands
Finland Kangasala wetlands
Finland Päätyeenlahti bay
Finland Outokumpu wetlands
Finland Värtsilä valley
Finland Alajoki
Finland Lapväärti wetlands
Finland Merenkurkku archipelago
Hungary Hortobágy and Tisza-to
Hungary Lake Fertő
Hungary Aggtelek Karst
Ukraine Pryp'yat' river valley
Ukraine Stokhod river valley
Ukraine Samars'kyj forest
Ukraine Vovk river valley
France Vallée du Fouzon
France Marais de Sacy
Czechia Krivoklatsko (Krivoklatsko region)
Sweden River Dal – Håvran
Sweden Lake Östen
Serbia Gornje Podunavlje
Serbia Jegricka
Slovakia Slovenský karst
Slovakia Horná Orava
Slovakia Senné
Slovakia Nízke Tatry
Slovakia Spišská Magura
Austria Austrian part of Hanság
Austria Southern Seewinkel and Zitzmannsdorfer Wiesen
Austria Surroundings of Mattersburg
Austria Lobau
Austria March/Thaya riverine forest
Austria Riverine forests on the Danube east of Vienna
Austria Vienna forest
Austria Riverine forests in the Tullnerfeld
Austria Lösslandschaft and Wagram east of Krems
Austria Pielachtal
Austria Southern Waldviertel
Austria Allentsteig military training area
Austria Middle Kamp valley
Austria Lower Kamp valley
Austria Fish-ponds in the Waldviertel
Austria Western Waldviertel
Austria Niederösterreichische Randalpen
Austria Machland
Austria Freiwald
Austria Bohemian forest and Mühl valley
Austria Lower course of the Traun
Austria Ibmer Moor
Austria Salzach valley
Austria Storage lakes on the lower Inn
Austria Styrian Joglland
Austria South-east Styrian hill country
Austria Styrian Enns valley
Austria Meadows on the lower Ill
Austria Delta of the Rhine
Germany Ponds and Elbe valley near Torgau
Germany Rhön Biosphere Reserve
Germany Rötelsee-Weihergebiet incl. Regenaue and Chambaue
Germany Lowlands of middle Havel
Germany Pressel wooded heath and mire
Germany Westerzgebirge around Carlsfeld
Germany Erzgebirgskamm near Satzung
Germany Eastern Erzgebirge around Fürstenau
Germany Wagbach lowlands
Germany Borgfelder Wümmewiesen
Germany Blockland - lower Wümme valley - Westliches Hollerland
Germany Werderland
Germany Niedervieland, Ochtumniederung
Germany Mittelwesermarsch
Germany Bastau lowlands
Germany Wahner Heide
Germany Emsaue (Rietberger Emsniederung - Steinhorster Becken)
Germany Georgsdorfer swamp
Germany Salziger See and Salza valley
Germany Federseeried
Germany Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg
Germany Northern Black Forest, east of the Murg
Germany Heidmoor lowlands
Belarus Balota Dzikoje
Belarus Haradzienskaja Svislač
Belarus Servač
Russia (Central Asian) Ir valley
Russia (Central Asian) Kurtuguz Lake
Russia (Central Asian) Verkhneoschskaya
France Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux
Russia (European) Sitnikovski Reserve
Russia (European) Floodplain of Rudnya river and surroundings
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arasbaran Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lashgarak and Latian dam
Austria Neusiedler See
Austria Feuchte Ebene and Rauchwarther Platte
Austria Thermenlinie
Austria Western Weinviertel
Slovenia Kozjansko - Jovsi
Slovenia Črete
Finland Oulu region wetlands
Finland Maaninka wetlands
Finland Hollola wetlands
Finland Laajalahti bay, Vanhankaupunginlahti bay and Viikki
Finland Tammisaari and Inkoo western archipelago
Finland Koskeljärvi, Vaaljärvi and Pitkäjärvi lakes
Germany Riddagshäuser Teiche
Germany Sewage pond Ida near Othfresen
Germany Untersee of Lake Constance
Germany Schönbuch with Spitzberg
Germany Donauried
Germany Georgsdorfer and Dalum-Wietmarscher Moor and Alte Piccardie
Germany Wümme lowlands Borgfeld-Fischerhude
Germany Elbe lowlands near Bertingen
Germany Northern Black Forest
Germany Lowlands of the Rivers Eider, Treene and Sorge
Poland Tuchola Forest
Poland Wizna Swamps
Poland Upper Nurzec River Valley
Poland Notec river flood-plain
Poland Middle Notec River Valley
Poland Mala Welna River Valley
Poland Zgierzynieckie Lake
Poland Middle Odra River Valley
Poland Brzeszcze ponds
Poland Lower Sola River Valley
Poland Lower Skawa River Valley
Poland Beskid Zywiecki Mountains
Poland Pulwy Marshes
Poland Lower San River Valley
Poland Widawa and Olesnica River Valley
Poland Radlow Forest
Poland Jaktorow and Krasnicza Wola Fishponds
Poland Sudety Wałbrzysko-Kamiennogorskie Mountains
Poland Irrigation Fields in Wroclaw
Slovenia Dobrava - Jovsi
Netherlands Rijntakken
Sweden Bay of Rynninge

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Temperate suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1800 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Locustella naevia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022.