Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Laniidae > Genus: Lanius > Species: Lanius nubicus

Masked Shrike - Lanius nubicus Lichtenstein, 1823

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
Natura 2000 species code A433

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
CY5000004 Cyprus ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO TROODOUS Map
CY6000002 Cyprus ALYKES LARNAKAS Map
GR1110002 Greece DASOS DADIAS - SOUFLI Map
GR1110008 Greece PARAPOTAMIO DASOS VOREIOU EVROU KAI ARDA Map
GR1110009 Greece NOTIO DASIKO SYMPLEGMA EVROU Map
GR1120004 Greece STENA NESTOU Map
GR1130010 Greece LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA Map
GR1150001 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA Map
GR1340001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON Map
GR1420006 Greece OROS MAVROVOUNI Map
GR1420007 Greece OROS OSSA Map
GR1420008 Greece KATO OLYMPOS, OROS GODAMANI KAI KOILADA RODIAS Map
GR2540006 Greece YGROTOPOI EKVOLON EVROTA Map
GR2540007 Greece ORI ANATOLIKIS LAKONIAS Map
GR4110006 Greece LIMNOS: LIMNES CHORTAROLIMNI KAI ALYKI, KOLPOS MOUDROU, ELOS DIAPORI KAI CHERSONISOS FAKOS Map
GR4110007 Greece LESVOS: PARAKTIOI YGROTOPOI KOLPOU KALLONIS Map
GR4310011 Greece KORYFI KOUPA (DYTIKI KRITI) Map
GR4320013 Greece FARANGI SELINARI - VRACHASI Map
CY6000004 Cyprus DASOS STAVROVOUNIOU Map
CY2000011 Cyprus POTAMOS PERISTERONAS Map
BG0002012 Bulgaria Krumovitsa Map
BG0002025 Bulgaria Lomovete Map
CY5000001 Cyprus DASOS LEMESOU Map
GR1150010 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
BG0002020 Bulgaria Radinchevo Map
CY2000009 Cyprus FOUNTOUKODASI PITSILIAS Map
GR1130009 Greece LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4110004 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS KALLONIS KAI CHERSAIA PARAKTIA ZONI Map
BG0002071 Bulgaria Most Arda Map
CY4000011 Cyprus PERIOCHI AGIATIS Map
GR1110005 Greece VOUNA EVROU Map
CY2000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI MITSEROU - AGROKIPIAS Map
CY2000012 Cyprus KOILADA KARGOTI Map
BG0002003 Bulgaria Kresna Map
CY4000003 Cyprus KOILADA DIARIZOU Map
CY5000005 Cyprus AKROTIRIO ASPRO - PETRA ROMIOU Map
CY4000014 Cyprus PERIOCHI DRYMOU Map
CY2000008 Cyprus KOILADA KEDRON - KAMPOS Map
CY4000002 Cyprus CHA - POTAMI Map
GR4320002 Greece DIKTI: OROPEDIO LASITHIOU, KATHARO, SELENA, KRASI, SELAKANO, CHALASMENI KORYFI Map
CY4000015 Cyprus PERIOCHI KRITOU MAROTTOU Map
CY2000004 Cyprus DASOS MACHAIRA Map
BG0002057 Bulgaria Besaparski ridove Map
CY6000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI LYMPION - AGIAS ANNAS Map
CY2000005 Cyprus MADARI - PAPOUTSA Map
CY2000006 Cyprus DASOS PAFOU Map
CY5000007 Cyprus PERIOCHI ASGATAS Map
GR1420004 Greece KARLA - MAVROVOUNI - KEFALOVRYSO VELESTINOU - NEOCHORI Map
CY4000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI SKOULLI Map
BG0002106 Bulgaria Yazovir Ivaylovgrad Map
BG0002081 Bulgaria Maritsa - Parvomay Map
CY6000005 Cyprus PERIOCHI LEFKARON Map
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map
BG0002013 Bulgaria Studen kladenets Map
CY4000004 Cyprus VOUNI PANAGIAS Map
BG0002078 Bulgaria Slavyanka Map
CY4000008 Cyprus KOILI - MAVROKOLYMPOS Map
CY2000007 Cyprus PERIOCHI PLATY Map
BG0002019 Bulgaria Byala reka Map
CY2000010 Cyprus KOILADA POTAMOU MAROULLENAS Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
CY4000012 Cyprus PERIOCHI STAYROS TIS PSOKAS - KARKAVAS Map
BG0002026 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia Map
BG0002076 Bulgaria Mesta Map
BG0002072 Bulgaria Melnishki piramidi Map
BG0002043 Bulgaria Emine Map
BG0002098 Bulgaria Rupite Map
BG0002066 Bulgaria Zapadna Strandzha Map
BG0002021 Bulgaria Sakar Map
GR1270014 Greece CHERSONISOS SITHONIAS Map
GR4110010 Greece NOTIODYTIKI CHERSONISOS, APOLITHOMENO DASOS LESVOU Map
GR4110011 Greece OROS OLYMPOS LESVOU Map
CY6000007 Cyprus POTAMOS PANAGIAS STAZOUSAS Map
CY5000010 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHA - POTAMI Map
CY4000019 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS KOILADA SARAMA Map
CY4000022 Cyprus KREMMOI EZOUSAS Map
CY3000007 Cyprus FRAGMA ACHNAS Map
CY4000018 Cyprus EKBOLES POTAMON EZOUSAS, XEROU, KAI DIARIZOU Map
CY4000020 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS KOILADA DIARIZOU Map
CY4000016 Cyprus FARANGIA AGIAS AIKATERINIS - AGIAS PARASKEVIS Map
CY5000008 Cyprus PERIOCHI KOILADAS XYLOURIKOU Map
CY4000021 Cyprus KOILADA EZOUSAS Map
CY2000015 Cyprus VOUNOKORFES MADARIS - PAPOUTSAS Map
CY2000014 Cyprus PERIOCHI ATSA - AGIOS THEODOROS Map
CY4000010 Cyprus CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY4000017 Cyprus GKREMOI CHANOUTARI Map
CY4000023 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY2000013 Cyprus PERIOCHI TZIONIA Map
GR1240009 Greece OROS PAIKO, STENA APSALOU KAI MOGLENITSAS Map
GR1110011 Greece KOILADA ERYTHROPOTAMOU: ASVESTADES, KOUFOVOUNO, VRYSIKA Map
GR2540008 Greece NOTIA MANI Map
GR3000016 Greece YGROTOPOS SCHINIA Map
GR4110012 Greece VOREIA LESVOS Map
GR4120008 Greece SAMOS: OROS KERKIS Map
GR1430008 Greece OROS PILIO Map
GR4130003 Greece VOREIA CHIOS Map
GR1140009 Greece OROS FALAKRO Map
GR4110013 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS GERAS, ELI NTIPI KAI CHARAMIDA Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Álarcos gébics Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alcaudón Enmascarado Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Averla mascherata Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Masked Shrike English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Maskenwürger German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Maskerklauwier Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Masktörnskata Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Picanço-núbio Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pie-grièche masquée French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Valko-otsalepinkäinen Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:15240 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

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.

9 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Bulgaria 50/100 (pairs) 1996-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Bulgaria 50/100 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Cyprus 4000/10000 (pairs) 1994-2002 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
Cyprus Mediterranean 2000/4000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Greece 500/2000 (pairs) 1995-2000 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
Greece Mediterranean 600/2000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Macedonia (FYR) 100/150 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Turkey 30000/90000 (pairs) 2001 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
Turkey 5000/50000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
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.

9 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Bulgaria 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating between 20% to 29% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Cyprus 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Cyprus Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Greece 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Macedonia (FYR) 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International

Summary of derogations for species

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

34 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2013-05-22 2014-12-31 The number of bird is not specified taking into account the unpredictable number of caught individuals. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 300 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 300 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity No impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity No impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity No impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity No impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity No impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 50 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity No impact
Severoiztochen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yuzhen tsentralen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severoiztochen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yuzhen tsentralen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 50 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severen tsentralen 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 10 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severoiztochen 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 10 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 10 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugozapaden 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 10 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yuzhen tsentralen 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 10 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severen tsentralen 2008-04-30 2008-12-31 Scientific researches. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severoiztochen 2008-04-30 2008-12-31 Scientific researches. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yugoiztochen 2008-04-30 2008-12-31 Scientific researches. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yugozapaden 2008-04-30 2008-12-31 Scientific researches. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yuzhen tsentralen 2008-04-30 2008-12-31 Scientific researches. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yugoiztochen 2008-04-01 2008-12-31 Scientific researches on the migration of birds. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yugozapaden 2008-04-01 2008-12-31 Scientific researches on the migration of birds. Capture (ringing) No impact
Yuzhen tsentralen 2008-04-01 2008-12-31 Scientific researches on the migration of birds. Capture (ringing) No impact
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