Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Sylviidae > Genus: Sylvia > Species: Sylvia melanothorax

Sylvia melanothorax Tristram, 1872

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 3 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A468

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
CY6000004 Cyprus DASOS STAVROVOUNIOU Map
CY2000011 Cyprus POTAMOS PERISTERONAS Map
CY5000001 Cyprus DASOS LEMESOU Map
CY2000009 Cyprus FOUNTOUKODASI PITSILIAS Map
CY4000011 Cyprus PERIOCHI AGIATIS Map
CY4000001 Cyprus PERIOCHI POLIS - GIALIA Map
CY2000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI MITSEROU - AGROKIPIAS Map
CY2000012 Cyprus KOILADA KARGOTI 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
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
CY2000007 Cyprus PERIOCHI PLATY Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
CY4000012 Cyprus PERIOCHI STAYROS TIS PSOKAS - KARKAVAS Map
CY6000007 Cyprus POTAMOS PANAGIAS STAZOUSAS Map
CY6000008 Cyprus POTAMOS PENTASCHINOS 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
CY6000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI KOSIIS - PALLOUROKAMPOU Map
CY2000015 Cyprus VOUNOKORFES MADARIS - PAPOUTSAS Map
CY2000014 Cyprus PERIOCHI ATSA - AGIOS THEODOROS Map
CY4000010 Cyprus CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY4000017 Cyprus GKREMOI CHANOUTARI Map
CY5000009 Cyprus POTAMOS PARAMALIOU Map
CY4000023 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY2000013 Cyprus PERIOCHI TZIONIA Map
CY3000002 Cyprus SPA KAVO GKREKO Map
CY5000011 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS KOILADA LIMNATI Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of old subfamily Sylviinae) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Muscicapidae sensu lato spp.) http://www.cms.int/

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:12680 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.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Cyprus 70000/140000 (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 4000/8000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete 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.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Cyprus 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 9% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Cyprus Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International
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