Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Saxicolidae > Genus: Cercotrichas > Species: Cercotrichas galactotes

Rufous Bush Robin - Cercotrichas galactotes (Temminck, 1820)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 71 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A268


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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000068 Spain Embalse de Orellana y Sierra de Pela Map
ES0000069 Spain Embalse de Cornalvo y Sierra Bermeja Map
ES0000173 Spain Sierra Espuña Map
ES0000196 Spain Estepas de Yecla Map
ES0000197 Spain Acantilados del Monte Hacho Map
ES0000199 Spain Sierra de la Fausilla Map
ES0000257 Spain Sierras de Ricote y la Navela Map
ES0000261 Spain Almenara-Moreras-Cabo Cope Map
ES0000262 Spain Sierras del Gigante-Pericay, Lomas del Buitre-Río Luchena y Sierra de la Torrecilla Map
ES0000263 Spain Llano de las Cabras Map
ES0000265 Spain Sierra del Molino, Embalse del Quipar y Llanos del Cagitán Map
ES0000266 Spain Sierra de Moratalla Map
ES0000267 Spain Sierras de Burete, Lavia y Cambrón Map
ES0000269 Spain Monte El Valle y Sierras de Altaona y Escalona Map
ES0000335 Spain Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Map
ES0000367 Spain La Serena y Sierras Periféricas Map
ES0000368 Spain Río Tajo Internacional y Riberos Map
ES0000371 Spain Sierra de Moraleja y Piedra Santa Map
ES4310042 Spain Sierra de Siruela Map
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
ITA040001 Italy Isola di Linosa Map
ITA040002 Italy Isola di Lampedusa e Lampione Map
PTCON0057 Portugal Caldeirão Map
PTZPE0007 Portugal Serra da Malcata Map
PTZPE0042 Portugal Tejo Internacional, Erges e Pônsul Map
PTZPE0043 Portugal Campo Maior Map
PTZPE0045 Portugal Mourão/Moura/Barrancos Map
PTZPE0046 Portugal Castro Verde Map
PTZPE0047 Portugal Vale do Guadiana Map
ES6200004 Spain Sierras y Vega Alta del Segura y Ríos Alhárabe y Moratalla Map
ES6200018 Spain Sierra de la Muela Map
ES6200036 Spain Sierra del Buey Map
ES4310010 Spain La Serena Map
ITA040013 Italy Arcipelago delle Pelagie - area marina e terrestre Map
ES6200016 Spain Revolcadores Map
ES4310024 Spain Río Guadamez Map
ES6310002 Spain Zona marítimo-terrestre del Monte Hacho Map
ES6200010 Spain Cuatro Calas Map
ES4320077 Spain Monfragüe Map
ES6200034 Spain Lomas del Buitre y Río Luchena Map
ES6200001 Spain Calblanque, Monte de las Cenizas y Peña del Águila Map
ES6200027 Spain Sierra de Abanilla Map
PTCON0004 Portugal Malcata Map
ES4310040 Spain Sierra de Moraleja Map
PTCON0032 Portugal Rio Guadiana / Juromenha Map
ES6320002 Spain Barranco del Nano Map
ES6320001 Spain Zona marítimo terrestre de los acantilados de Aguadú Map
ES6200025 Spain Sierra de la Fausilla Map
ES6200037 Spain Sierra del Serral Map
CY3000005 Cyprus KAVO GKREKO Map
ES6200017 Spain Sierra de Villafuerte Map
PTCON0036 Portugal Guadiana Map
ES6200022 Spain Sierra del Gigante Map
PTCON0038 Portugal Ribeira de Quarteira Map
ES6200028 Spain Río Chícamo Map
ES6200008 Spain Sierra Salinas Map
PTCON0030 Portugal Caia Map
ES6200047 Spain Sierra de la Torrecilla Map
ES6200012 Spain Calnegre Map
ES6200011 Spain Sierra de las Moreras Map
ES6200026 Spain Sierra de Ricote-La Navela Map
ES6200045 Spain Ríos Mula y Pliego Map
PTZPE0059 Portugal Torre da Bolsa Map
PTZPE0057 Portugal Cuba Map
PTZPE0054 Portugal São Vicente Map
PTZPE0053 Portugal Vila Fernando Map
PTZPE0056 Portugal Reguengos Map
PTZPE0055 Portugal Évora Map
CY3000002 Cyprus SPA KAVO GKREKO Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Agrobate roux French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Alzacola Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Drozdówka rdzawa Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Heckensänger German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rosse Waaierstaart Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rouxinol-do-mato Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rufous Bush Robin English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruostepyrstö Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Trädnäktergal Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tüskebujkáló Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Usignolo d'Africa Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Agrobates galactotes (Temminck, 1820)
Erythropygia galactotes (Temminck, 1820)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:10950 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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