LC
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Ixobrychus minutus and I. dubius (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as I. minutus following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions 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
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2014 Least Concern
2012 Not Recognised
2010 Not Recognised
2009 Not Recognised
2008 Not Recognised
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass 118 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 68,400,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 33,500,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 600000-1199999 poor estimated 2012
Population trend Decreasing 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) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been estimated owing to recent taxonomic splits. The European population is estimated at 63,100-111,000 pairs, which equates to 126,000-222,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015). Europe forms approximately 20% of the global range so a very preliminary estimate of the global population would be 630,000-1,110,000 mature individuals although further validation of this estimate is needed. The population is therefore placed in the band 600,000-1,199,999 mature individuals.

Trend justification: The overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2015). The European population is estimated to be stable (BirdLife International 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Albania N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant
Angola N Extant
Armenia N Extant Yes
Austria N Extant Yes
Azerbaijan N Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes Yes
Bangladesh N Extant
Barbados V Extant
Belarus N Extant Yes
Belgium N Extant Yes
Benin N Extant
Bosnia and Herzegovina N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant
Bulgaria N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant
Burundi N Extant
Cameroon N Extant
Cape Verde V Extant
Central African Republic N Extant
Chad N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant
Congo N Extant
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant
Croatia N Extant Yes
Cyprus N Extant Yes
Czechia N Extant Yes
Denmark V Extant
Egypt N Extant
Equatorial Guinea N Extant
Eritrea N Extant
Estonia N Extant Yes
Eswatini N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) V Extant
France N Extant Yes Yes
Gabon N Extant
Gambia N Extant
Georgia N Extant Yes Yes
Germany N Extant Yes Yes
Ghana N Extant
Gibraltar (to UK) V Extant
Greece N Extant Yes Yes
Guinea N Extant
Guinea-Bissau N Extant
Hungary N Extant Yes
Iceland V Extant
India N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes Yes
Ireland V Extant
Israel N Extant Yes
Italy N Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan N Extant Yes
Latvia N Extant Yes
Lebanon N Extant Yes Yes
Lesotho N Extant
Liberia N Extant
Libya V Extant
Liechtenstein V Extant
Lithuania N Extant Yes
Luxembourg N Extant Yes
Madagascar N Extant
Malawi N Extant
Mali N Extant
Malta N Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant
Moldova N Extant Yes
Mongolia V Extant
Montenegro N Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant
Mozambique N Extant
Namibia N Extant
Netherlands N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant
Nigeria N Extant
North Macedonia N Extant Yes
Norway V Extant
Oman N Extant Yes Yes
Pakistan N Extant
Palestine N Extant Yes Yes
Poland N Extant Yes
Portugal N Extant Yes
Qatar N Extant Yes Yes
Romania N Extant Yes Yes
Russia N Extant Yes
Russia (Central Asian) N Extant Yes
Russia (European) N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant
São Tomé e Príncipe V Extant
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes Yes
Senegal N Extant
Serbia N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant
Slovakia N Extant Yes
Slovenia N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant
South Africa N Extant
South Sudan N Extant Yes Yes
Spain N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Sweden V Extant Yes
Switzerland N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes Yes
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant
Togo N Extant
Tunisia N Extant
Turkey N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant
Ukraine N Extant Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes Yes
United Kingdom V Extant Yes
Uzbekistan N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant
Zimbabwe N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Cyprus Akrotiri salt-lake including Bishop's Pool
Cyprus Phasouri reedbeds
Cyprus Pafos Plain
Cyprus Xeros Valley and Hanoutaris Cliffs
Czechia Zehunský rybník pond
Serbia Gornje Podunavlje
Serbia Bosutska forest
Serbia Subotica lakes and sandy terrain
Serbia Pašnjaci Velike Droplje
Serbia Carska bara
Serbia Koviljski rit
Serbia Labudovo okno
Serbia Obedska bara
Montenegro Lake Skadar
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bardaca
Serbia Slano Kopovo
Azerbaijan Barda tugai forest
Azerbaijan Lake Boz-Koba
Azerbaijan Divichi liman (or Lake Akzibir)
Azerbaijan Kura Delta
Azerbaijan Lake Mahmudchala
Azerbaijan Pirsagat Islands and Los Island
Azerbaijan Lake Sarysu
Azerbaijan Shahdidi spit
Belarus Biarezinski zapaviednik
Belarus Bielaviežškaja Pušča
Belarus Mid Prypiac'
Belarus Lower Pripyat
Belarus Sialiec
Belarus Bielaje fish farm
Belarus Sož floodplain
Belarus Paliessie fish farm
Lithuania Nemunas delta regional Park
Lithuania Metelys, Dusia & Obelija lakes
Latvia Babite lake
Latvia Engure lake
Latvia Liepaja lake
Latvia Lubans and fish-ponds
Latvia Satini fish-ponds
Portugal Minho and Coura estuaries
Portugal Ria de Aveiro
Portugal Paul de Arzila
Portugal Paul de Madriz
Portugal Paul do Boquilobo
Portugal Tejo estuary
Portugal Sado estuary
Portugal Murta dam
Portugal Santo André and Sancha lagoons
Portugal Ria Formosa (Faro lagoon)
Portugal Paul do Taipal
Portugal Cabeção
Bulgaria Mandra-Poda complex
Bulgaria Burgasko Lake
Bulgaria Srebarna
Bulgaria Durankulak Lake
Bulgaria Atanasovsko Lake
Bulgaria Yatata
Bulgaria Kalimok Complex
Bulgaria Ropotamo Complex
Bulgaria Kamchia Complex
Bulgaria Orsoya Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Island near Gorni Tzibar
Bulgaria Plovdiv Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Mechka Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Straldzha Complex
Bulgaria Chengene Skele
Bulgaria Pomorie Lake
Romania Lake Siutghiol
Romania Lake Techirghiol
Romania Hagieni forest
Romania Cefa fish-ponds and Radvani wood
Romania Mures river lower flood-plain
Romania Satchinez marsh
Romania Danube Delta and Razelm-Sinoe complex
Romania Cârja - Maţa - Rădeanu - Roşcani
Romania Rotbav fish-ponds
Romania Miheşu de Câmpie-Taureni fish-ponds
Romania Jijiei şi Miletinului fish-ponds
Romania Balta Mică a Brăilei
Romania Comana
Romania Lake Fundata
Romania Lake Strachina
Romania Lake Tataru
Romania Fizes valley
Romania Blahniţa
Romania Mehedinti fish-ponds-Gârla Mare
Slovenia Reka valley
Slovenia Sečovlje saltpans
Slovenia River Drava
Slovenia River Mura
Slovenia Goričko
Belgium Polderkomplex
Belgium Durme en Middenloop van de Schelde
Belgium Vijverkomplex van Midden Limburg
Belgium De Maten
Belgium Bassin de la Haine
Turkey Hotamış Marshes
Turkey Marmara Lake
Turkey Beyşehir Lake
Turkey Göksu Delta
Turkey Meriç Delta
Turkey Uluabat Lake
Turkey Karamık Marshes
Poland Delta of the Swina river
Poland Szczecin lagoon
Poland Swidwie Site
Poland Lower Odra river valley
Poland Weltyn lakes
Poland Miedwie site
Poland Insko Site
Poland Vistula river mouth
Poland Vistula Lagoon
Poland Druzno lake
Poland Rakutowskie swamps
Poland Middle Warta River Valley
Poland Goplo Lake Site
Poland Notec river flood-plain
Poland Warta River Mouth
Poland Przemków ponds
Poland Woniesc reservoir
Poland Odra riverine forests
Poland Oak-hornbeam forests in the Odra valley
Poland Otmuchów reservoir
Poland Nysa reservoir
Poland Turawa reservoir
Poland Upper Wisla River Valley
Poland Janów forests
Poland Starzawa ponds
Poland Chelm calcareous marshes
Poland Bubnow Marsh
Poland Parczew forests
Poland Middle Vistula River Valley
Poland Tysmienica river valley
Poland Liwiec river valley
Poland Lower Bug river valley
Poland Marshy Valley of the Narew River
Poland Biebrza river valley
Poland Oswin site
Poland Luknajno lake
Poland Napiwodzko-Ramucka forest
Poland Zegrzynski reservoir
Poland Kampinos forest
Poland Tuchola Forest
Poland Jeziorsko reservoir
Poland Middle Bug river valley
Poland Nida Rivar Valley
Poland Ner River Valley
Poland Przemysl Plateau
Poland Solska Forest
Poland Upper Narew River Valley
Poland Narew river gaps
Poland Niepolomice forest
Poland Mietkow reservoir
Greece Evros delta
Greece National Park of Dadia - Lefkimi - Soufli forest
Greece Lake Ismarida (Mitrikou)
Greece Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons
Greece Nestos delta and coastal lagoons
Greece Lake Kerkini
Greece Artzan reservoir
Greece River Axios
Greece Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas rivers' deltas
Greece Lakes Volvi, Koroneia and Rentina Gorge
Greece Agios Mamas marsh
Greece Lake Agras
Greece Prespa National Park and Varnountas mountains
Greece Lakes Vegoritis and Petron
Greece Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari
Greece Lake Kastoria
Greece Kato Olympos, Tempi gorge and mount Ossa
Greece Acherontas gorge and estuary
Greece Amvrakikos gulf
Greece Akarnanika mountains
Greece Mesolongi and Aitoliko lagoons, Acheloos delta and Evinos estuary
Greece Megalo and Mikro Livari lagoons, Istiaia
Greece Lake Dystos
Greece Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area
Greece Kotychi lagoon
Greece Kalogria lagoon, Strofylia forest and Lamia marshes
Greece Alyki lagoon, Aigio
Greece Lake Stymfalia
Greece Divari Pylou (Gialova) lagoon and Sfaktiria island
Greece Evrotas delta
Greece Lake Kourna, Almyros delta and Georgioupolis coast, Crete
Greece Dionysades islets, Crete
Greece Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos
Greece Fournoi island
Greece Nea Fokaia marshes
Greece Kythira island
Greece Pineios delta
Greece Reservoirs of former lake Karla
Greece Lake Pikrolimni
Greece Southwestern Lesvos and Petrified forest
Greece Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos
Greece Paros and Antiparos islands and surrounding islets
Greece Mati wetland of Tyrnavos
Greece Spercheios valley and delta and Maliakos gulf
Greece Gallikos estuary and Kalochori lagoon
Greece Psara and Antipsara islands and surrounding islets
Greece Lake Pamvotida (Ioannina)
Greece Lagoons of Kerkyra island
Greece Lakes Trichonis and Lysimachia
Netherlands Gelderse Poort
Netherlands Oostelijke Vechtplassen
Netherlands Nieuwkoopse Plassen & De Haeck
Netherlands Strabrechtse Heide & Beuven
Hungary Lake Fertő
Hungary Velence Lake–Dinnyés Lake
Hungary Lake Kis-Balaton
Hungary Hortobágy and Tisza-to
Hungary Alkaline pusztas of Upper Kiskunság
Hungary Kolon Lake
Hungary Lower Tisza Valley
Hungary Aggtelek Karst
Hungary Bodrogzug–Taktaköz
Hungary Kis-Sárrét
Hungary Kesznyéten
Hungary Borsodi-Mezőség
Hungary Pacsmag Lakes of Regöly
Hungary Sárvíz Valley
Hungary Szatmár-Bereg
Hungary Inner Somogy
Hungary Tápió valley
Russia (European) Khoper Nature Reserve
Russia (European) Nerussa - Desna woodland
Russia (European) Sitnikovski Reserve
Russia (European) Central Meschera lake system
Russia (European) Kalininski Plavny
Spain River Ebro dam
Spain Castronuño-Zamora
Spain Cortados del Jarama
Spain Tablas de Daimiel marshes; 'Vicario' and 'Gasset' reservoirs and Malagón lakes
Spain Castrejón reservoir
Spain Rivers Cinca and Alcanadre riverine forest
Spain River Ebro ox-bow lakes
Spain Ampurdán marshes
Spain Ebro delta
Spain Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca
Spain Almenara marshes
Spain Albufera de Valencia marshes
Spain El Hondo wetland
Spain Santa Pola salt-pans
Spain Wetlands of western Almería
Spain Marmolejo reservoir-La Ropera
Spain Odiel and Tinto marshes and Huelva coastal lagoons
Spain Córdoba countryside
Spain Mouth of the river Guadalhorce
Spain Albufera de Mallorca and Albufereta de Pollença marshes
Spain Ravines and pinewoods in central Minorca
Spain Pego-Oliva marshes
Spain El Moro marshes
Spain Llobregat delta
Spain Sariñena lake and La Estación pond
Ukraine Shats'ki lakes
Ukraine Obytichna peninsula
Ukraine Dnipro delta
Ukraine Kyivs'ke reservoir
Ukraine Bondar marsh
Ukraine Korotchenkivs'ki meadows
Ukraine Kugurluj and Kartal lakes
Ukraine Supij marsh
Ukraine Rzhyschivs'ke Game Reserve
Ukraine Pryp'yat' river valley
Ukraine Sul's'ka bay
Ukraine Mikulinetskie fish-ponds
Ukraine Bodakivs'ke marsh
Ukraine Chervone marsh
Ukraine Velyke marsh
Ukraine Udaj river valley
Ukraine Dniprovs'ko-Oril's'kyj Nature Reserve
Ukraine Petropavlivs'kyj lyman
Ukraine Velykomykhailivskyj forest
Ukraine Samars'kyj forest
Ukraine Bagerove
Ukraine Lyman lake
Ukraine Kagul lake
Ukraine Dranyts'kyj protected locality
Ukraine Dgulyn lake
Ukraine Dnestr valley between Staryj Martyniv and Marynopil' villages
Ukraine Fishponds near Kukil'nyky village
Ukraine Oril' river valley
Ukraine Mzha river valley
Ukraine Chonovyny marsh
Ukraine Latorytsya river valley near Chop
Ukraine Molochna river valley
Ukraine Gorgany
Ukraine Radomyshl's'ke Game Reserve
Ukraine Samara river valley
Ukraine Ushomyrs'ke Game Reserve
Ukraine Vovk river valley
Ukraine Lake near Magazinka village
Ukraine Debal'tsivs'ke lake
France Vallée du Rhin : Village-neuf à Biescheim
France Vallée du Rhin : Strasbourg à Lauterbourg
France Val d'Allier Bourbonnais
France Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin
France Barthes de l'Adour
France Garonne : marais de Bordeaux
France Réserve Naturelle du courant d'Huchet
France Côte Médocaine: dunes boisées et dépressions humides
France Forêt de Citeaux et environs
France Marais de la Baie d'Audierne
France Lacs de la Forêt d'Orient
France Etangs d'Argonne
France Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux
France Vallée de l'Aisne
France Brenne centrale
France Brenne Sud
France Queue de Brenne : Etang des Loges, Grand et Petit Mez
France Etangs de Sologne: St Viatre, Marcilly-en-Gault et forêt de Bruadan
France Etangs de Sologne: étang de l'Arche
France Etang de Biguglia
France Etang d'Urbino et zones humides périphériques
France Vallée de la Saône de Corre à Broye
France Basse Vallée du Doubs : Dole Sud
France Boucle de Pose et de Muids
France Estuaire et embouchure de la Seine
France Massifs de Fontainebleau et zones humides adjacentes
France Marais de Fontenay-le-Vicomte et d'Itteville
France Etangs de la Woëvre: lac de Madine
France Etangs de la Woëvre: la Chaussée
France Etang de Lindre
France Forêt de la Reine
France Etangs de Leucate et Lapalme
France Etangs Narbonnais
France Etang de Capestang
France Etangs Montpellierains
France Etang du Bagnas
France Etangs de Vendres, Pissevache et Lespignan
France Etangs de Canet et de Villeneuve-de-la-Raho et embouchure du Tech
France Petite Camargue fluvio-lacustre
France Petite Camargue laguno-marine
France Vallée de la Garonne : Boussens à Carbonne
France Vallée de la Garonne : Palayre et environs
France Vallées de la Scarpe et de l'Escaut
France Estuaire de la Canche
France Marais de Balançon et de Villiers
France Moyenne Vallée de la Durance
France Camargue
France Crau
France Salines de l'Etang de Berre
France Marais entre Crau et Grand Rhône: Meyranne, Chanoine, Plan de Bourg et Salins du Caban
France Salins d'Hyères et de Pesquiers
France Iles d'Hyères
France Plateau de l'Arbois, garrigues de Lancon et chaîne des Côtes
France Plaine des Maures
France Etangs de Citis, Lavalduc, Engrenier, Pourra, l'Estomac, Fos et salines de Rassuen et de Fos
France Marais de L'Ile Vieille
France Basse Vallée de la Durance
France Vallée de la Durance : de Tallard à Sisteron
France Marais de Manteyer
France Basse vallée du Var
France Parc National des Ecrins
France Vallée de la Charente : amont d'Angoulême
France Anse de Fouras, baie d'Yves et marais de Rochefort
France Etangs et marais du bassin de la Somme
France Marais de Sacy
France Marais de la Souche
France Marais de Brière
France Lac de Grand-Lieu
France Baie de Bourgneuf et marais breton
France Basses Vallées Angevines
France Marais poitevin et baie de l'Aiguillon
France La Dombes
France Val de Saône
France Val de Drôme: Les Ramières-printegarde
France Iles du Haut-Rhône
France Plaine du Forez
France Lac Léman (partie française)
France Lac et marais du Bourget
Italy Lake Candia
Italy Crava-Morozzo lakes
Italy Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola
Italy Brabbia peatland, Lake Varese and Lake Biandronno
Italy Iseo peatlands
Italy River Mincio and Bosco Fontana
Italy River Po: from Ticino mouth to Adda mouth
Italy River Po: from the mouth of Adda river to Ostiglia
Italy Caorle lagoon
Italy Venice lagoon
Italy Po Delta
Italy Valle Bertuzzi and Goro lagoon
Italy Grado and Marano lagoon
Italy Isonzo mouth, Cona island and Panzano Gulf
Italy Taro river
Italy Torrile LIPU reserve
Italy Valli di Argenta
Italy Punte Alberete and Valle della Canna, Pineta San Vitale and Pialassa della Baiona
Italy Ortazzo and Ortazzino
Italy Lake Massaciuccoli
Italy Fucecchio marsh
Italy Ponte Buriano-Lago della Penna
Italy Palude e Tombolo di Bolgheri
Italy Lakes Montepulciano and Chiusi
Italy Lake Alviano
Italy Rieti lakes
Italy Vico lake
Italy Lake Bracciano and surrounding areas
Italy Circeo National Park
Italy Gran Sasso d'Italia
Italy Maiella, Pizzi and Frentani mountains
Italy Le Cesine
Italy Oristano wetlands
Italy Simeto mouth and middle course and Biviere di Lentini
Italy Ticino river
Italy Pools of Florence plain
Italy Colfiorito
Italy Lake Bolsena
Italy Litorale Romano
Italy River Po from Dora Baltea mouth to Scrivia mouth
Italy Vercelli rice-fields
Italy Middle course of River Brenta
Italy Biviere and Plain of Gela
Italy Lake Viverone
Italy Lake Maggiore
Luxembourg Haff Réimech
Czechia Poodri
Czechia Hermansky stav-Odra-Poolsi wetlands
Romania Bistreţ
Romania Defileul Inferior al Mureşului
Serbia Becej fish-pond
Serbia Jegricka
Serbia Zasavica
Serbia Danube loess bluffs
Georgia Javakheti Plateau
Georgia Kolkheti
Serbia Srednje Potamišje
Slovakia Morava
Slovakia Danube floodplains
Slovakia Senné
Slovakia Parížske marshes
Slovakia Slovenský karst
Slovakia Poiplie
Slovakia Medzibodrožie
Serbia Mala Vrbica
Austria Southern Seewinkel and Zitzmannsdorfer Wiesen
Austria Neusiedler See
Austria Surroundings of Mattersburg
Austria Lobau
Austria March/Thaya riverine forest
Austria Riverine forests on the Danube east of Vienna
Austria Steinfeld
Austria Central Marchfeld
Austria Riverine forests in the Tullnerfeld
Austria Middle Kamp valley
Austria Storage lakes on the lower Inn
Austria Meadows and lakes in the foreland of the Alps in Salzburg and Upper Austria
Austria Lower valley of the Gail
Austria Delta of the Rhine
Poland Barycz river valley
Germany Hördter Rheinaue
Germany Rhine flats Altlußheim-Mannheim
Germany Wagbach lowlands
Germany Obersee: Schachener Bucht
Germany Federseeried
Germany Main valley: Eltmann - Hassfurt
Germany Main valley near Schweinfurt
Germany Aisch-Regnitz-Grund
Germany Main valley near Volkach: Fahr-Dettelbach
Germany Vogelfreistätte Alter and Neuer See
Germany Charlottenhofer Weihergebiet and Hirtlohweiher
Germany Rötelsee-Weihergebiet incl. Regenaue and Chambaue
Germany Danube valley: Neu-Ulm - Lauingen incl. Faiminger Stausee, Donau-Moos, and Gundelfinger Moos
Germany Donau-Auen and Donau-Ried: Höchstädt - Donauwörth
Germany Danube valley: Regensburg-Vilshofen
Germany Lower Inn: Haiming - Neuhaus including the Neuhaus, Egglfing, Ering, and Simbach reservoirs
Germany Isar valley: Gottfrieding - Plattling incl. Isar mouth
Germany Peenetal (Peenetalmoor and Anklamer Stadtbruch)
Germany Putzarer See, Galenbecker See, Brohmer Berge
Germany Schorfheide-Chorin
Germany Lower Oder valley
Germany Lower Havel - Lake Schollene - Lake Gülpe
Germany Aland-Elbe lowlands
Germany Wulfener Bruch and Teichgebiet Osternienburg
Germany Elbe lowlands Jerichow
Germany Saale-Elster valley
Germany Peitzer und Bärenbrücker Teiche
Germany Herbsleben ponds
Germany Bogs and heathlands of the Westmünsterland
Germany Rodachaue / Itzgrund / Oberes Maintal incl. Nassanger near Trieb and surrounding gravel pits
Germany Oberes Rhinluch / Havelländisches Luch Nauen-Friesack
Germany Lowlands of middle Havel
Germany Uckermark lake region
Germany Lower Rhine
Germany Viehmoor with Leiferder Teiche
Germany Heerter See
Germany Salziger See and Salza valley
Germany Hessian Rhine alluvion
Germany Rhäden near Obersuhl and Bosserode
Germany Alluvion of the middle Horloff
Germany Untersee of Lake Constance
Germany Rhine flats Karlsruhe - Rheinsheim
Germany Rhine flats Sasbach - Wittenweier
Germany Rhine flats Nonnenweier - Kehl
Germany Orchards and vineyards between Waldhausen and Geradstetten
Croatia Pokuplje Basin
Croatia Lower Posavina
Croatia Poilovlje with Carp Fishponds
Croatia Jelas Field
Croatia Kopacki Rit Special Zoological Reserve
Croatia Krka and Surrounding Plateau
Croatia Vrana Lake and Jasen
Croatia Neretva Delta
Croatia Alluvial wetlands of the River Drava
Croatia Alluvial wetlands of the River Danube
Croatia Grudnjak fish-ponds
Croatia Nasicka Breznica fish-ponds
Croatia Donji Miholjac fish-ponds
Afghanistan Hari Rud valley
Iran, Islamic Republic of Miankaleh Peninsula and Gorgan Bay
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Alagol, Lake Ulmagol and Lake Ajigol
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Bibishervan and Lake Eymar
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lashgarak and Latian dam
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Zaribar
Iran, Islamic Republic of Horeh Bamdej
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamidieh (Omidiyeh) plains
Iran, Islamic Republic of Shadegan marshes and tidal mudflats of Khor-al Amaya and Khor Musa
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arjan Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Maharlu
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan marshes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Sabari and Hamoun-i Hirmand
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hilleh Protected Area
Saudi Arabia Al-Ha'ir
Germany Malxe lowlands / Lakomaer Teiche
Germany Wetterau
Germany Werra lowlands near Wanfried and Eschwege
Germany Lower Gersprenz lowlands incl. Reinheim pond
Germany Obersuhl lowlands
Germany Untermain
Germany Eich-Gimbsheimer Altrhein, northern oxbow
Germany Mechtersheim clay pit
Germany Neuhofener Altrhein with Prinz Karl - Wörth
Germany Rußheimer Altrhein
Germany Neupotzer Altrhein
Germany Wörther Altrhein and Wörther Rheinhafen
Germany Neuburger Altrhein
Germany Bodanrück and Mindelsee
Germany Drumlinlandschaft near Überlingen with Salemer Klosterweihern
Germany Wernauer and Unterensinger gravel pits
Germany Ponds and forests near Maulbronn
Germany Rohrsee near Bad Wurzach
Germany Schwarzensee and Kolbenmoor with Kolbensee
Germany Main valley and Steiger foothills near Schweinfurt and Volkach
Germany Danube valley between Neuburg and Ingolstadt
Ukraine Agricultural lands near Bilorets'ke (Chornozemne village)
Ukraine Gajchur river valley
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Energodar)
Ukraine Konka river mouth
Ukraine Obytichna river mouth
Ukraine Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Kajiry village)
Ukraine Tsybul'kivs'ki lakes
Ukraine Karachunivs'ke reservoir
Portugal Pera marsh
Belarus Sporaŭskaje balota
Ukraine Cholhyns'kyj zakaznyk
Russia (European) Peat pits in Volodarski and Balakhninski districts
Russia (European) Lysyi Liman lake and valley of Vostochniy Manych river
China (mainland) Desert and wetland from Northern Urumqi to Dabancheng
China (mainland) Tarim Euphrates Poplar Forest Nature Reserve
China (mainland) Lower reaches of Tarim River
China (mainland) Markit-Yarkant Oasis
Belarus Liebiadziny Moch
Belarus Prostyr
Italy Iolanda di Savoia wetlands
Italy Valli Bolognesi
Italy Bassa Modenese
Latvia Kemeri national park
Bulgaria Kaliakra
Bulgaria Galata
Bulgaria Ludogorie
Bulgaria Garvansko Marsh
Bulgaria Malak Preslavets marsh
Bulgaria Zvanichevo Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Hadzi Dimitrovo Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Arda Bridge
Bulgaria Bakarlaka
Bulgaria Mesta Valley
Bulgaria Svishtov-Belene Lowland
Bulgaria Zlato Pole
Bulgaria Maritsa-Parvomay
Bulgaria Adata-Tundzha
Bulgaria Nikopolsko Plateau
Bulgaria Rupite
Bulgaria Gorni Dabnik-Telish Reservoir
Bulgaria Tsibarsko Marsh
Portugal Barrinha de Esmoriz/Lagoa de Paramos
Portugal Lagoa Pequena
Portugal Vilamoura
Poland Mosty-Zahajki Site
Russia (European) Forest in the middle reaches of Serezha river
Slovenia Črete
Turkmenistan Garabogaz - Garshy
Kazakhstan Topar Lake System
Poland Wizna Swamps
Poland Por River Valley
Poland Nielisz Site
Poland Tyszowce Site
Poland Orzysz Military Area
Poland Samica Valley
Poland Mala Welna River Valley
Poland Podedworze Reservoir
Poland Polesie
Poland Upper Huczwa River Catchment
Poland Szyszla River Valley
Poland Goleniow Forest
Poland Witnica-Debno Site
Poland Drawa River Site
Poland Forest at Drawa River
Poland Zgierzynieckie Lake
Poland Middle Odra River Valley
Poland Rogalin Site
Poland Calowanie Swamp
Poland Middle Notec River Valley
Poland Pilica River Valley
Poland Kozienicka Forest
Poland Notec Forest
Poland Solokija River Valley
Turkmenistan Deryatakyr
Turkmenistan Mergen
Poland Upper Labunka River Valley
Poland Lower Skawa River Valley
Poland Slawskie Lakes
Poland Bzura River Valley
Slovenia Škocjan Bay
Croatia Podunavlje and Lower Podravlje
Slovakia Veľkoblahovské fishponds
Poland Lower Sola River Valley
Poland Roztocze
Poland Brzeszcze ponds
Poland Upper Odra River Valley
Italy River Po: from Ticino mouth to Boscone island
Ukraine Samars'ka bay
Ukraine Reservoir on r. Chechva with territories adjacent
Ukraine Upper of r.Mokra Sura
Ukraine Sinelnikov Complex
Ukraine Chornobyl zone
Ukraine Serednyotomakivske reservior
Italy Orti-Bottagone
Italy Circeo National Park and Pontine islands
Romania Danube Delta
Romania Maglavit
Romania Calafat - Ciuperceni - Dunăre
Romania Suhaia
Romania Balta Vederoasa
Poland Upper Vistula River Valley
Greece Lake Voulkaria
Russia (European) Zalazniki, Beli, Urino and Leskovo area
Poland Grzeda Sokalska Beechwood
Poland Lower San River Valley
Poland Lower Wieprz River Valley
Poland Przysowia and Sludwia River valley
Poland Stobrawa Watershed
Poland Karas Lake
Poland Radlow Forest
Poland Sieniawa Forest
Poland Wloszczowa Basin
Poland Kurpie Site
Poland Kwiecewo Site
Poland Satopy-Samulewo Site
Poland Peatbogs at Wieprz River
Poland Sandomierz Forest
Poland Jaktorow and Krasnicza Wola Fishponds
Poland Siemianowka Reseirvoir
Kyrgyzstan Tokmak Pheasant Reserve
Kyrgyzstan Tulek Valley
Poland Turek Site
Poland Sredzka Struga and Maskawa River Valley
Poland Kuznica Warezynska Reservoir
Serbia Sitnica
Belarus Braslav lakes
Slovenia Renški glinokopi
Slovenia Spodnja Sava
Latvia Pape
Serbia Becej fishpond
Netherlands Rijntakken
Netherlands Zoommeer
Netherlands Rottemeren & Zevenhuizerplas
Georgia Eastern Caucasus
Kazakhstan Sorbulak Lake System
Serbia Carska Bara
Albania Lake Shkodra (Lake Scadar)
Albania Drini Delta
Albania Velipoja
Albania Patoku lagoon
Albania Lake Butrinti
Albania Narta Lagoon
Albania Lake Mikri Prespa

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-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 breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Inland Deltas suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Inland Deltas suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent
Sport hunting/specimen collecting - - Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Ixobrychus minutus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.