LC
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Oenanthe lugens (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously split as O. lugens and O. lugentoides following AERC TAC (2003); Cramp et al. (1977-1994); Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (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 not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 16,500,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 16,000,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally locally common to abundant in north Africa, although scarce in Morocco and Tunisia and common in Israel and north-eastern and eastern Africa (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

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
Algeria N Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes Yes
Cyprus V Extant Yes
Egypt N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Lebanon N Extant Yes
Libya N Extant Yes
Mauritania V Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant Yes
Niger V Extant Yes
Oman V Extant Yes
Pakistan U Extant Yes
Palestinian Authority Territories N Extant Yes
Qatar N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Tunisia N Extant Yes
Turkey V Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
Yemen V Extant Yes

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

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Desert Hot suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Altitude 1000 - 4000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Oenanthe lugens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2017.