LC
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
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
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

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

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,720,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 5,590,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 329000-562000 poor estimated 2012
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) 3.7 - - -

Population justification: The breeding population, which is confined to Europe, is estimated to number 164,000-281,000 pairs, which equates to 329,000-562,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015).

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
Belgium N Extant
Croatia V Extant
Czechia V Extant
Denmark N Extant Yes Yes
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) N Extant Yes
Finland N Extant Yes
France N Extant Yes
Germany N Extant Yes
Gibraltar (to UK) V Extant
Greece N Extant
Iceland N Extant Yes
Ireland N Extant Yes
Montenegro V Extant
Netherlands N Extant
Norway N Extant Yes
Poland N Extant
Portugal N Extant Yes
Serbia V Extant
Spain N Extant
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) V Extant
Sweden N Extant Yes
United Kingdom N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Finland Föglö southern archipelago
Finland Oura and Enskeri archipelagos
Finland Rauma and Luvia archipelagos
Finland Kokkola and Kälviä archipelago
France Anse du Fiers d'Ars en Ré
France Bonne Anse
France Iles Chausey
France Archipel de Molène
France Baie de Bourgneuf et marais breton
Finland Luoto archipelago
Finland Merenkurkku archipelago
Finland Itäinen Suomenlahti National Park
Finland Pernaja outer archipelago
Finland Porvoo outer archipelago
Finland Tammisaari and Inkoo western archipelago
Finland Kirkkonummi archipelago
Finland Korppoo and Nauvo southern archipelago
Finland Eckerö and Hammarland archipelago
Sweden Archipelago of Östergötland
Sweden Kullaberg
Sweden Coastal area of Oskarshamn

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands major breeding
Marine Intertidal Rocky Shoreline major breeding
Marine Intertidal Tidepools major breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major non-breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) marginal resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) marginal resident
Altitude 0 - 400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Anthus petrosus. 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.