LC
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga



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 not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 27.89999962 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 13,400,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 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 abundant in suitable habitat, although rare in parts of Tunisia (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 V Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Cyprus V Extant Yes
Djibouti N Extant Yes
Egypt N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Greece V Extant Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of V Extant Yes
Iraq V Extant Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Libya N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Malta V Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria V Extant Yes
Oman V Extant Yes
Palestinian Authority Territories N Extant Yes
Qatar V Extant
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Syria V Extant Yes
Tunisia N Extant Yes
Turkey V Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates V Extant Yes
United Kingdom V Extant Yes
Western Sahara N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Algeria Belezma
Algeria Djebel Aissa
Algeria Parc National de l'Ahaggar
Algeria Parc National du Tassili N'Ajjer
Chad Fada Archei
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Chad Tibesti massif
Djibouti Forêt de Day
Egypt Ain Sukhna
Egypt Gebel Elba
Egypt Gebel Maghara
Egypt Nabq Protected Area
Egypt Quseima
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate
Egypt The Abraq area
Egypt Wadi Gerafi
Eritrea Danakil lowlands
Israel Judean desert
Jordan Burqu'
Jordan Dana
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum
Libya Ghat oases
Libya Zallaf
Mali Aguelhok
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park
Mauritania Chegga
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya
Mauritania El Mréiti
Mauritania Ibi (Graret el Frass)
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill
Mauritania Tamreïkat
Mauritania Tinigart
Mauritania Wad Initi
Mauritania Wagchogda
Morocco Baie d'Ad Dakhla
Morocco Dakhla area
Morocco Jbel Krouz
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat
Morocco Msseyed
Morocco Oued Mird
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré
Niger Termit Mountains
Sudan Khor Arba'at
Sudan Mukawwar island and Dunganab bay
Sudan Wadi Halfa
Tunisia Bouhedma
Tunisia Sebkhet Sidi Mansour
Tunisia Steppe de Gafsa
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Oenanthe leucopyga. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.