LC
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Pastor roseus (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Sturnus roseus.

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#.
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#.
Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
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) 8,190,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 2,310,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 450000-1999999 poor estimated 2012
Population trend Unknown not applicable -
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) 4.6 - - -

Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 61,300-230,000 pairs, which equates to 123,000-459,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015). Europe forms c.25% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 490,000-1,850,000 mature individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.

Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the impacts of habitat modification on population sizes. The European population trend is estimated to be fluctuating (BirdLife International 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Albania N Extant Yes
Algeria V Extant
Armenia N Extant Yes
Austria N Extant
Azerbaijan N Extant Yes
Bahrain V Extant Yes
Bangladesh N Extant
Belarus V Extant
Belgium V Extant
Bosnia and Herzegovina V Extant
Bulgaria N Extant Yes
China (mainland) N Extant
Croatia N Extant Yes
Cyprus N Extant
Czechia V Extant
Denmark N Extant Yes
Egypt V Extant
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) V Extant
Finland V Extant
France V Extant
Georgia N Extant Yes
Germany V Extant
Greece N Extant Yes Yes
Hong Kong (China) V Extant
Hungary V Extant
Iceland V Extant
India N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Ireland V Extant
Israel N Extant
Italy N Extant
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kuwait N Extant Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan N Extant Yes
Latvia V Extant
Lebanon V Extant Yes
Libya V Extant
Liechtenstein V Extant
Lithuania V Extant
Malaysia N Extant
Malta V Extant
Moldova N Extant Yes
Mongolia N Extant Yes
Montenegro N Extant Yes
Nepal N Extant
Netherlands V Extant
North Macedonia N Extant Yes
Norway V Extant
Oman N Extant Yes Yes
Pakistan N Extant
Poland V Extant
Portugal V Extant
Qatar N Extant Yes
Romania N Extant Yes
Russia N Extant Yes
Russia (Central Asian) N Extant Yes
Russia (European) N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes Yes
Serbia N Extant Yes
Seychelles V Extant
Singapore V Extant
Slovakia N Extant Yes
Slovenia N Extant Yes
Spain V Extant
Sri Lanka N Extant
Sweden V Extant
Switzerland V Extant
Syria N Extant Yes Yes
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Thailand N Extant
Tunisia V Extant
Turkey N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
Ukraine N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes Yes
United Kingdom V Extant
Uzbekistan N Extant Yes
Vietnam V Extant
Yemen V Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Greece Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area
Greece Lakes Chortarolimni and Alyki, Moudros gulf, Diapori fen and Fakos peninsula, Limnos
Greece Kato Olympos, Tempi gorge and mount Ossa
Greece Filiouri valley and eastern Rodopi mountains
Greece Southwestern Lesvos and Petrified forest
Greece Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos
Greece Mount Beles (Kerkini)
Greece Mount Krousia (Mavrovouni and Dysoro)
Greece Lake Kerkini
Greece Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons
Greece Nestos delta and coastal lagoons
Greece Nestos gorge
Georgia Iori Region
Armenia Khosrov Reserve
Germany Wagbach lowlands
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lotfatabad and Darregaz area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hari Rud valley near Sarrakhs
Russia (Central Asian) Talduair mountain
Russia (Central Asian) Plateau Ukok
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kiamaki Wildlife Refuge
Iran, Islamic Republic of Miankaleh Peninsula and Gorgan Bay
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lashgarak and Latian dam
Syria Euphrates valley
Syria Wadi al-Azib
Syria Jabal al-Bishri
Ukraine Elanetskyj step Reserve
Ukraine Zakaznyk Domuzaly
Russia (European) Valley of Bashlychai river
Russia (European) Karanogaiskiye steppes
Russia (European) Valley of Bashlychai river
Russia (European) Outskirts of Arbali village
Turkey Hodulbaba Mountain
Turkey Tuz Lake
Kazakhstan Sorbulak Lake System
Kazakhstan Donyz-Tau cliff faces
Kazakhstan Mugodzhary
Kazakhstan Chokpak Pass
Kazakhstan Syrdarya Delta Lakes
Kazakhstan Karabas Mountains
Kazakhstan Arkaly Mountains
Kazakhstan Big Almaty Gorge

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate major breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pastor roseus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2022.