Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Saxicolidae > Genus: Luscinia > Species: Luscinia luscinia

Thrush Nightingale - Luscinia luscinia (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Secure
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 52 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A270

Distribution

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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
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Secure
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
DE2752302 Germany Salveytal Map
DE2948401 Germany Schorfheide-Chorin Map
DE2951401 Germany Unteres Odertal Map
DE3339402 Germany Niederung der Unteren Havel Map
DE3341401 Germany U. Rhinluch/Dreetzer See, Havell. Luch und Belziger Landschaftsw. Map
DE3450401 Germany Märkische Schweiz Map
DE3642401 Germany Rietzer See Map
IT2010012 Italy Brughiera del Dosso Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
PLB040003 Poland Dolina Dolnej Wisły Map
PLB200003 Poland Puszcza Knyszyńska Map
PLB280008 Poland Puszcza Piska Map
PLC140001 Poland Puszcza Kampinoska Map
SE0630165 Sweden Testeboåns delta Map
DE3453422 Germany Mittlere Oderniederung Map
SKUEV0313 Slovakia Devinske jazero Map
SKUEV0006 Slovakia Latorica Map
SKUEV0026 Slovakia Raskovsky luh Map
PLB080005 Poland Jeziora Pszczewskie i Dolina Obry Map
DE6119401 Germany Untere Gersprenzaue Map
DE3242421 Germany Rhin-Havelluch Map
DE2649421 Germany Uckerniederung Map
DE2751421 Germany Randow-Welse-Bruch Map
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map
DE4151421 Germany Spreewald und Lieberoser Endmoräne Map
PLB320010 Poland Wybrzeże Trzebiatowskie Map
DE3542421 Germany Mittlere Havelniederung Map
DE3145421 Germany Obere Havelniederung Map
ROSPA0022 Romania Comana Map
ROSPA0015 Romania Câmpia Crișului Alb și Crișului Negru Map
ROSPA0023 Romania Confluența Jiu - Dunăre Map
ROSPA0107 Romania Vânători-Neamț Map
ROSPA0083 Romania Munții Rarău - Giumalău Map
ROSPA0005 Romania Balta Mică a Brăilei Map
ROSPA0073 Romania Măcin - Niculițel Map
ROSPA0062 Romania Lacurile de acumulare de pe Argeș Map
ROSPA0025 Romania Cozia - Buila - Vânturarița Map
ROSPA0037 Romania Dumbrăvița - Rotbav - Măgura Codlei Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării și Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
ROSPA0099 Romania Podișul Hârtibaciului Map
ROSPA0003 Romania Avrig - Scorei - Făgăraș Map
ROSPA0020 Romania Cheile Nerei - Beușnița Map
ROSPA0093 Romania Pădurea Bogata Map
ROSPA0074 Romania Maglavit Map
CY4000010 Cyprus CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY4000023 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
AT3209022 Austria Salzachauen, Salzburg Map
AT1202V00 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map
AT1221V00 Austria Truppenübungsplatz Allentsteig Map
ROSPA0134 Romania Munții Gutâi Map
ROSPA0115 Romania Defileul Crișului Repede - Valea Iadului Map
PLH220105 Poland Klify i Rafy Kamienne Orłowa Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Nagy fülemüle Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Näktergal Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Noordse Nachtegaal Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rossignol progné French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rouxinol-russo Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruiseñor Ruso Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Satakieli Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Slavík tmavý Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sprosser German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Thrush Nightingale English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Usignolo maggiore Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Erithacus luscinia Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:11030 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
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

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.

29 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Belarus 160000/200000 (pairs) 1997-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Belarus 160000/175000 (pairs) 1990 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Bulgaria 0/5 (pairs) 1996-2002 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) 2003-12-31
Czech Republic 0/5 (pairs) 2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Denmark 10000/50000 (pairs) 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) 2003-12-31
Denmark 11000/120000 (pairs) 1987-1989 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Estonia 40000/80000 (pairs) 1998 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Finland 15000/20000 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
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) 2003-12-31
Germany 9600/36000 (pairs) 1995-1999 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Hungary 0/10 (pairs) 1995-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Hungary Pannonian 50/100 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Latvia 50000/150000 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Latvia Boreal 50000/150000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Lithuania 40000/70000 (pairs) 1999-2001 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) 2003-12-31
Lithuania Boreal 10000/15000 (pairs) 1985-1988 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Moldova, Republic of 40000/50000 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Netherlands 0/2 (pairs) 1998-2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Norway 300/1000 (pairs) 1990-2003 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Poland 200000/400000 (pairs) 2000-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Poland 45000/65000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Romania 86000/120000 (pairs) 2000-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Romania 75000/200000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Russian Federation 2500000/5000000 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Russian Federation 100000/1000000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
Slovakia 1000/1500 (pairs) 1990-1999 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Sweden 20000/50000 (pairs) 1999-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Ukraine 520000/680000 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2003-12-31
Ukraine 250000/300000 (pairs) 1986 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1993-12-31
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.

29 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Belarus 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
Belarus 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Bulgaria 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Czech Republic 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% 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
Denmark 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 30% to 49% 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
Denmark 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
Estonia 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
Finland 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing : 10 % 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
Georgia 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Germany 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
Hungary 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Hungary Pannonian 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
Latvia 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 30% to 49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Latvia Boreal 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Lithuania 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Lithuania Boreal 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Moldova, Republic of 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
Netherlands 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Norway 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
Poland 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
Poland 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
Romania 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
Romania 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Russian Federation 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 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Slovakia 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
Sweden 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing : 38 % 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
Ukraine 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 9% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Ukraine 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% 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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