Iberian Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis

Family: Laniidae (Shrikes)

Authority: Temminck, 1820

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abc+3bc+4abc

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable as it is undergoing rapid population declines. The main driver of the decline is thought to be a combination of agricultural intensification and increased pesticide and herbicide use, and the cessation of sheep grazing leading to the invasion of scrub.

Population size: 744000-1310000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 763,000 km2

Country endemic: no

IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Lanius meridionalis. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.