Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Muscicapidae > Genus: Oenanthe > Species: Oenanthe pleschanka > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Oenanthe pleschanka cypriaca (Honemeyer, 1884) Cramp, S. (1988)

Pied Wheatear - Oenanthe pleschanka (Lepechin, 1770)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 3 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 29 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code A533


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BG0002085 Bulgaria Chairya Map
ITA050012 Italy Torre Manfria, Biviere e Piana di Gela Map
ROSPA0009 Romania Beștepe - Mahmudia Map
ROSPA0032 Romania Deniz Tepe Map
ROSPA0060 Romania Lacurile Tașaul - Corbu Map
ROSPA0036 Romania Dumbrăveni Map
ROSPA0002 Romania Allah Bair - Capidava Map
ROSPA0073 Romania Măcin - Niculițel Map
ROSPA0100 Romania Stepa Casimcea Map
ROSPA0094 Romania Pădurea Hagieni Map
ROSPA0040 Romania Dunărea Veche - Brațul Măcin Map
ROSPA0019 Romania Cheile Dobrogei Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
ROSPA0001 Romania Aliman - Adamclisi Map
ROSPA0017 Romania Canaralele de la Hârșova Map
BG0002051 Bulgaria Kaliakra Map
BG0002082 Bulgaria Batova Map
BG0002097 Bulgaria Belite skali Map
BG0002050 Bulgaria Durankulashko ezero Map
BG0002043 Bulgaria Emine Map
BG0000156 Bulgaria Shablenski ezeren kompleks Map
BG0002044 Bulgaria Kamchiyska planina Map
BG0002061 Bulgaria Balchik Map
BG0002038 Bulgaria Provadiysko-Royaksko plato Map
BG0002045 Bulgaria Kompleks Kamchia Map
BG0002060 Bulgaria Galata Map
BG0002021 Bulgaria Sakar 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)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (Oenanthe leucomela)

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.)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Apácahantmadár Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bonte Tapuit Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Chasco-de-peito-preto Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Collalba Pía Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Monachella dorsonero Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Nonnensteinschmätzer German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Nunnatasku Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Nunnestenskvätta Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pied Wheatear English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Traquet pie French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Motacilla pleschanka Lepechin, 1770
Oenanthe leucomela (Pallas)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:11470 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

No external data sets available for this species
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