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
- - -

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 -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 8,190,000 km2 medium
Extent of Occurrence (non-breeding) 2,310,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size 450000-1999999 mature individuals poor estimated 2012
Population trend unknown - - -
Generation length 4.6 years - - -

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

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lotfatabad and Darregaz area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hari Rud valley near Sarrakhs

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 (2024) Species factsheet: Pastor roseus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rosy-starling-pastor-roseus on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.