LC
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Lanius isabellinus and L. phoenicuroides (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as L. isabellinus following AERC TAC (2003), Cramp et al. (1977-1994), Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (1993) and Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993).

Taxonomic source(s)
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
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 25 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,880,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 23,800,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
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) 3.9 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as not uncommon (Harris and Franklin 2000).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Algeria U Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes Yes
Belgium V Extant
Burkina Faso U Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant
Chad N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant
Denmark V Extant
Djibouti N Extant
Egypt N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
Finland V Extant
France V Extant
Gabon V Extant
Gambia N Extant Yes
Germany V Extant
Greece V Extant
India N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Ireland V Extant
Israel N Extant Yes
Italy V Extant
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan N Extant Yes Yes
Latvia V Extant
Lebanon N Extant Yes Yes
Malawi V Extant
Maldives V Extant
Mali N Extant Yes Yes
Mauritania N Extant
Mongolia N Extant Yes
Nepal N Extant Yes
Netherlands V Extant
Niger U Extant Yes Yes
Nigeria N Extant
Norway V Extant
Oman N Extant Yes Yes
Pakistan N Extant Yes
Palestine U Extant Yes
Poland V Extant
Qatar N Extant Yes Yes
Russia N Extant Yes
Russia (Asian) N Extant Yes
Russia (Central Asian) U Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Sweden V Extant
Syria N Extant Yes
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant
Turkey V Extant
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes Yes
United Kingdom V Extant
Uzbekistan N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes Yes
Zambia U Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Kazakhstan Shoshkakol Lakes

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 3500 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Lanius isabellinus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022.