Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as not uncommon (Harris and Franklin 2000).
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
The species is found breeding in Mongolia (except the northwest), south and east Russia south into northern, central and western China, migration takes place to non-breeding grounds in Pakistan, northern India, the Middle East and northeast Africa.
Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Derhé, M. & Ekstrom, J.
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Lanius isabellinus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/07/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/07/2022.