Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Motacillidae > Genus: Anthus > Species: Anthus petrosus

Rock Pipit - Anthus petrosus (Montagu, 1798)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A666


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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

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bisbita Costero Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Linduška skalní Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Luotokirvinen Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Oeverpieper Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Parti pityer Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Petinha-maritima Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pipit maritime French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rock Pipit English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Skärpiplärka Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Spioncello marino Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Strandpieper German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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

No external data sets available for this species
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