Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Passeridae > Genus: Petronia > Species: Petronia petronia > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Petronia petronia madeirensis Erlanger, 1899

Rock Sparrow - Petronia petronia (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Breeding habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A357

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
ES0000031 Spain Sierra de Grazalema Map
ES0000032 Spain Torcal de Antequera Map
ES0000035 Spain Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Map
ES0000045 Spain Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES0000046 Spain Cabo de Gata-Níjar Map
ES0000047 Spain Desierto de Tabernas Map
ES0000073 Spain Costa Brava de Mallorca Map
ES0000074 Spain Cap de cala Figuera Map
ES0000081 Spain Cap Enderrocat - Cap Blanc Map
ES0000084 Spain Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Map
ES0000268 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000335 Spain Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Map
ES1130009 Spain Serra da Enciña da Lastra Map
ES6110002 Spain Karst en Yesos de Sorbas Map
ES6110003 Spain Sierra Maria - Los Vélez Map
ES6130002 Spain Sierra Subbética Map
ES6140004 Spain Sierra Nevada Map
ES6170003 Spain Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Map
GR2540006 Greece YGROTOPOI EKVOLON EVROTA Map
IT1110026 Italy Champlas - Colle Sestriere Map
IT1110031 Italy Valle Thuras Map
IT5210071 Italy Monti Sibillini (versante umbro) Map
IT7110128 Italy Parco Nazionale Gran Sasso - Monti della Laga Map
IT7110202 Italy Gran Sasso Map
IT7110205 Italy Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Map
IT7130031 Italy Fonte di Papa Map
IT7140203 Italy Maiella Map
IT9110008 Italy Valloni e Steppe Pedegarganiche Map
IT9210205 Italy Monte Volturino Map
IT9210220 Italy Murge di S. Oronzio Map
PTMAD0002 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Central da Ilha da Madeira Map
PTMAD0003 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map
PTZPE0041 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Oriental da Ilha da Madeira Map
ES6110008 Spain Sierras de Gádor y Enix Map
ES6110004 Spain Sierra del Oso Map
IT7110208 Italy Monte Calvo e Colle Macchialunga Map
IT9210180 Italy Monte della Madonna di Viggiano Map
ES6200014 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
ES6150010 Spain Andévalo Occidental Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
ES6110007 Spain La Serreta de Cabo de Gata Map
IT9110026 Italy Monte Calvo - Piana di Montenero Map
IT9110014 Italy Monte Saraceno Map
ES6140006 Spain Sierra de Arana Map
IT7228226 Italy Macchia Nera - Colle Serracina Map
ES6150014 Spain Marismas y Riberas del Tinto Map
IT5210063 Italy Monti Coscerno - Civitella - Aspra (sommità) Map
ES6140003 Spain Sierra de Huétor Map
ES6140001 Spain Sierra de Baza Map
ES5310127 Spain Costa Brava de Tramuntana Map
ES5310128 Spain Cap Enderrocat i cap Blanc Map
ES0000534 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla y El Cachón de Plasencia Map
PTZPE0064 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gorrión Chillón Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kalliovarpunen Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kövi veréb Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Moineau soulcie French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pardal-francês Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Passera lagia Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rock Sparrow English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rotsmus Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steinsperling German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stensparv Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vrabec skalní Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Wróbel skalny Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Passer petronia (Linnaeus, 1766)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:16040 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.

16 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Albania 300/1000 (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
Andorra 15/30 (pairs) 1999-2001 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Armenia 10000/25000 (pairs) 1999-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 2000/15000 (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 8000/60000 (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 15/100 (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
France 15000/75000 (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
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 2000/5000 (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 5000/10000 (individuals) 1995-2000 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
Italy 10000/20000 (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
Macedonia (FYR) 2000/5000 (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
Portugal 10000/100000 (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
Russian Federation 5000/15000 (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
Spain 825000/1150000 (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
Turkey 800000/2400000 (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
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.

16 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Albania 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Andorra 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Armenia 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
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 Fluctuating : 80 % Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no 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 Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece 1990-2000 Wintering Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Macedonia (FYR) 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Portugal 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Russian Federation 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 29% 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
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Source: BirdLife International

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

20 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-12-11 France France reporting Birds Directive corrected files Alsace
2015-12-11 France France reporting Birds Directive corrected files Langedoc Roussillon
2015-12-11 France France reporting Birds Directive corrected files Lorraine
2015-12-11 France France reporting Birds Directive corrected files PACA
2015-12-11 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Auvergne
2015-09-29 Italy Birds Derogation Report 2014 Habides + Bird xml
2015-09-17 France France rapport art 9 directive oiseaux 79/409/CEE année 2012 AQUITAINE-habides_export_oiseaux.xml
2015-03-26 Spain Bird derogations for Spain 2013 Birds Spain 2013
2014-12-09 Bulgaria BG-NR under Bird Directive 2013 BG-NReport under Bird Directive 2013
2014-11-04 Italy Birds Derogation Report 2013 Birds Derogation Report 2013
2014-10-23 Spain Birds Derogation for Spain 2012 Birds Derogation for Spain 2012
2014-08-04 Italy ERROR Birds Derogation Report 2013 Birds Derogation Report 2013
2013-12-18 Bulgaria BG-NR under Bird Directive 2012 BG-NR under Bird Directive 2012
2013-12-04 Italy Birds Derogation Report 2012 Birds Derogation Report 2012
2013-08-07 Italy Birds Derogation Report 2011 Birds Derogation Report 2011
2012-10-16 Bulgaria National Report on Derogations under Bird Directive 2011 BG_Derogations under Bird Directive 2011
2012-01-10 Bulgaria National Report on Derogations under Bird Directive 2010 Bird Directiv Report 2010
2011-12-16 Italy Bird Derogation Report 2009-2010 Bird Derogation Report 2009
2010-09-27 Italy Birds Derogations 2008 Birds Derogations 2008
2010-09-07 Italy Habitats derogations Report 2007-2008 Report 2007-2008

Summary of derogations for species

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

14 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Canarias (ES) 2013-10-15 2014-02-28 No se especifica a priori el número de especies a anillar Capture (ringing) Poco y escaso
Canarias (ES) 2013-08-22 2014-02-28 De 5 a 100 especies Capture (ringing) Poco y escaso
Canarias (ES) 2013-07-04 2015-02-28 De 5 a 100 especies Capture (ringing) Poco y escaso
Canarias (ES) 2013-06-17 2015-02-28 De 5 a 100 especies Capture (ringing) Poco o escaso
Canarias (ES) 2013-04-09 2015-02-28 Entre 5 y 100 especies Capture (ringing) Poco o escaso
Canarias (ES) 2013-04-09 2015-02-28 Entre 5 y 100 especies Capture (ringing) Poco o Escaso
Canarias (ES) 2012-08-06 2013-12-31 Se colectarán, según especies, entr e5 y 250 ejemplares Captura para anillamiento Escaso
Canarias (ES) 2012-08-06 2013-12-31 Se colectarán, según especies, entr e5 y 250 ejemplares Captura para anillamiento Escaso
Canarias (ES) 2012-07-26 2012-08-31 No se determina a priori el nº de ejemplares para capturar. Captura / caza con red Escaso
Canarias (ES) 2012-07-26 2012-08-31 No se determina a priori el nº de ejemplares para capturar. Captura / caza con red Escaso
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 400 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 400 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 400 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Bulgaria 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 400 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
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