Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Muscicapidae > Genus: Oenanthe > Species: Oenanthe isabellina

Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe isabellina Temminck, 1829

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A435

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
GR1110002 Greece DASOS DADIAS - SOUFLI Map
GR1110006 Greece DELTA EVROU Map
GR1110009 Greece NOTIO DASIKO SYMPLEGMA EVROU 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
GR1220009 Greece LIMNES KORONEIAS - VOLVIS, STENA RENTINAS KAI EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1220011 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA EPANOMIS Map
GR2540006 Greece YGROTOPOI EKVOLON EVROTA Map
GR2550008 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA GIALOVAS KAI NISOS SFAKTIRIA Map
GR3000012 Greece NISOS ANTIKYTHIRA KAI NISIDES PRASONISI, LAGOUVARDOS, PLAKOULITHRA KAI NISIDES THYMONIES Map
GR4110007 Greece LESVOS: PARAKTIOI YGROTOPOI KOLPOU KALLONIS Map
GR4210026 Greece NISOS CHALKI KAI NISIDES: KOLOFONA, PANO PRASOUDA, TRAGOUSA, STRONGYLI, AGIOS THEODOROS, MAELONISI, ALIMIA, KREVVATI, NISAKI Map
GR4220025 Greece NISIDES PAROU KAI NOTIA ANTIPAROS Map
GR4320010 Greece LAZAROS KORYFI - MADARA DIKTIS Map
GR4330006 Greece SOROS - AGKATHI - KEDROS Map
GR4330009 Greece OROS PSILOREITIS (NOTIODYTIKO TMIMA) Map
GR4340019 Greece FARANGI KALLIKRATIS - ARGOULIANO FARANGI - OROPEDIO MANIKA Map
GR4340022 Greece LIMNI KOURNA KAI EKVOLI ALMYROU Map
MT0000015 Malta L-Inhawi tal-Ghadira Map
CY6000004 Cyprus DASOS STAVROVOUNIOU Map
CY5000001 Cyprus DASOS LEMESOU Map
GR1150010 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
CY6000006 Cyprus ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO RIZOELIAS Map
GR1220001 Greece LIMNES VOLVI KAI LAGKADA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1130009 Greece LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4110004 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS KALLONIS KAI CHERSAIA PARAKTIA ZONI Map
CY2000002 Cyprus ALYKOS POTAMOS - AGIOS SOZOMENOS Map
CY4000011 Cyprus PERIOCHI AGIATIS Map
GR1110005 Greece VOUNA EVROU Map
CY4000001 Cyprus PERIOCHI POLIS - GIALIA Map
CY2000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI MITSEROU Map
CY4000003 Cyprus KOILADA DIARIZOU Map
CY5000005 Cyprus AKROTIRIO ASPRO - PETRA ROMIOU Map
CY4000014 Cyprus PERIOCHI DRYMOU Map
CY2000008 Cyprus KOILADA KEDRON - KAMPOS Map
CY3000005 Cyprus KAVO GKREKO Map
CY4000002 Cyprus CHA - POTAMI Map
CY5000006 Cyprus KOILADA LIMNATI Map
CY4000015 Cyprus PERIOCHI KRITOU MAROTTOU Map
CY2000004 Cyprus DASOS MACHAIRA Map
CY6000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI LYMPION - AGIAS ANNAS Map
CY2000005 Cyprus MADARI - PAPOUTSA Map
CY2000006 Cyprus DASOS PAFOU Map
CY5000007 Cyprus PERIOCHI ASGATAS Map
CY2000001 Cyprus MAMMARI - DENEIA Map
CY4000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI SKOULLI Map
CY6000005 Cyprus PERIOCHI LEFKARON Map
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map
CY4000004 Cyprus VOUNI PANAGIAS Map
CY4000008 Cyprus KOILI - MAVROKOLYMPOS Map
CY4000005 Cyprus EPISKOPI MOROU NEROU Map
GR1110007 Greece DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
CY4000012 Cyprus PERIOCHI STAYROS TIS PSOKAS - KARKAVAS Map
ROSPA0032 Romania Deniz Tepe Map
ROSPA0091 Romania Pădurea Babadag Map
ROSPA0036 Romania Dumbrăveni Map
ROSPA0073 Romania Măcin - Niculiţel Map
ROSPA0100 Romania Stepa Casimcea Map
ROSPA0101 Romania Stepa Saraiu - Horea Map
ROSPA0094 Romania Pădurea Hagieni Map
ROSPA0019 Romania Cheile Dobrogei Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării şi Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
ROSPA0001 Romania Aliman - Adamclisi Map
ROSPA0017 Romania Canaralele de la Hârşova Map
GR4110010 Greece NOTIODYTIKI CHERSONISOS, APOLITHOMENO DASOS LESVOU Map
CY6000007 Cyprus POTAMOS PANAGIAS STAZOUSAS Map
CY6000008 Cyprus POTAMOS PENTASCHINOS Map
CY5000010 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHA - POTAMI 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
CY6000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI KOSIIS - PALLOUROKAMPOU Map
CY2000015 Cyprus VOUNOKORFES MADARIS - PAPOUTSAS Map
CY2000014 Cyprus PERIOCHI ATSA - AGIOS THEODOROS Map
CY4000010 Cyprus CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY4000023 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
GR1430007 Greece PERIOCHI TAMIEFTIRON PROIN LIMNIS KARLAS Map
GR4220030 Greece DYTIKI MILOS, ANTIMILOS, POLYAIGOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR1110012 Greece SAMOTHRAKI: OROS FENGARI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4120008 Greece SAMOS: OROS KERKIS Map
GR1430008 Greece OROS PILIO Map
GR4130003 Greece VOREIA CHIOS Map
GR4310013 Greece ASTEROUSIA ORI (KOFINAS) Map
ROSPA0145 Romania Valea Calmatuiului Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arotasku Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Chasco-isabel Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Collalba Isabel Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Culbianco isabellino Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Isabellastenskvätta Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Isabelline Wheatear English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Isabellsteinschmätzer German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Izabeltapuit Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pusztai hantmadár Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Traquet isabelle French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:11440 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search 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.

10 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Armenia 13000/16000 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 10000/100000 (pairs) 1996-2000 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
Azerbaijan 40000/400000 (individuals) 1996-2002 Wintering 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
Bulgaria 1500/4000 (pairs) 1996-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Georgia Present/Present (pairs) 2003 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 50/200 (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
Romania 500/700 (pairs) 2000-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Russian Federation 50000/150000 (pairs) 1990-2000 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
Turkey 2000000/6000000 (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
Ukraine 4000/7000 (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
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.

10 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Armenia 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Georgia 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Romania 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 20% to 29% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Russian Federation 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 29% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Ukraine 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 5% to 9% 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
Source: BirdLife International

Summary of derogations for species

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

18 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 100 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 100 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
Bulgaria 2011-04-01 2012-12-31 The permit allows 10 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2011-04-01 2012-12-31 The permit allows 10 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 100 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Bulgaria 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 100 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
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