Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Corvidae > Genus: Cyanopica > Species: Cyanopica cyanus

Azure-winged Magpie - Cyanopica cyanus (Pallas, 1776)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 species code A454

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000035 Spain Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Map
ES0000053 Spain Sierra Norte Map
ES0000070 Spain Sierra de San Pedro Map
ES0000324 Spain Embalse de Arrocampo Map
ES0000329 Spain Embalse de Valdecañas Map
ES0000332 Spain Llanos de Trujillo Map
ES0000333 Spain Llanos de Zorita y Embalse de Sierra Brava Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000335 Spain Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Map
ES0000355 Spain Hurdes Map
ES0000356 Spain Riberos del Almonte Map
ES4320039 Spain Sierra de las Villuercas y Valle del Guadarranque Map
ES6150003 Spain Estero de Domingo Rubio Map
ES6150005 Spain Marismas de Isla Cristina Map
ES6150006 Spain Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
ES4320030 Spain Río Salor Map
ES6140006 Spain Sierra de Arana Map
ES6140003 Spain Sierra de Huétor Map
ES4310023 Spain Río Guadalemar Map
ES6140008 Spain Sierra de Loja Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Azure-winged Magpie English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blåskata Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blauelster German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Blauwe Ekster Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gazza azzurra Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kékszarka Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pega-azul Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pie bleue French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rabilargo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Siniharakka Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Straka modrá Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Cyanopica cyana (Pallas, 1776)

Other resources

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External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Portugal 20000/200000 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Spain 240000/260000 (pairs) 1992 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Portugal 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Source: BirdLife International

Reportnet deliveries

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Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

One item found.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Canarias (ES) 2013-04-09 2015-02-28 Entre 5 y 100 especies Capture (ringing) Poco o escaso
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