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Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

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#.
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 Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 5,370,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,890,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 180000-489999 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) 4 - - -

Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 13,500-36,600 pairs, which equates to 27,000-73,200 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015). Europe forms c.15% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 180,000-488,000 mature individuals.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. In Europe the population size is estimated to be stable.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Armenia N Extant Yes
Azerbaijan N Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes
Cyprus V Extant
Djibouti N Extant
Egypt N Extant
Eritrea N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
Georgia N Extant Yes
India N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Lebanon N Extant Yes Yes
Oman N Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant
Palestine N Extant Yes Yes
Qatar N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant
Sudan V Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes Yes
Tajikistan N Extant
Tanzania N Extant
Turkey N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant
Uganda N Extant
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
Uzbekistan N Extant
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Armenia Khosrov Reserve
United Arab Emirates Qarn Nazwa
Syria Mount Hermon
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Zaribar
Iran, Islamic Republic of Western Zagros north of Nowsud
Iran, Islamic Republic of Oshtrankuh Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kuh-i Dena, and Yasuj and Sisakht area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arjan Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Khabr-va-Rouchoon Wildlife Refuge
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kuh-i Bazman
Jordan Dana
Oman Empty Quarter
Saudi Arabia Hawtat Bani Tamim
Saudi Arabia Makkah waste-water stream
Saudi Arabia Gulf coral islands
Syria Abu Zad
Syria Wadi al-Qarn - Burqush
Yemen Al-Kadan area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Akh Gol
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Uromiyeh
Iran, Islamic Republic of Miankaleh Peninsula and Gorgan Bay
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lashgarak and Latian dam
Iran, Islamic Republic of Touran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hashelan marsh and Doh Tappeh plains
Iran, Islamic Republic of Horeh Bamdej
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan marshes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Deh Bakhri area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Mehrouyeh Wildlife Refuge
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Gabi
Iran, Islamic Republic of Geno
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area
Jordan Azraq
Kuwait Al-Abraq Al-Khabari
Saudi Arabia Mahazat as-Sayd
Syria Tadmur desert and mountains
Tajikistan Mogoltau massif
Tajikistan Dangara massif
Uzbekistan Middle reaches of the Sherabad River
Turkmenistan Badhyz
Lebanon Aammiq wetland
Kazakhstan Kenshektau Mountains
Lebanon Wadi Jouhanam
Turkmenistan Garashor
Turkmenistan Garabil
Turkmenistan Delili - Garajabatyr
Turkmenistan Tejen
Turkmenistan Garadegish
Turkmenistan Koymat - Begarslan
Uzbekistan Northern shore of Aydarkul Lake
Turkey Southern Euphrates Valley and Birecik Plains
Turkey Karkamış
Lebanon Upper Mountains of Akkar-Donnieh
Lebanon Hima Ebel es-Saqi
Lebanon Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve
Iraq Barzan Area and Gali Balnda
Iraq Dukan Lake
Iraq Peramagroon Mountain
Iraq Qara Dagh
Turkmenistan Chokrak-Tutly
Turkmenistan Garachop
Turkmenistan Uzboy

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable breeding
Desert Hot suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 2400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Hippolais languida. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2022.