Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Passeridae > Genus: Petronia > Species: Petronia petronia > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Petronia petronia madeirensis Erlanger, 1899

Rock Sparrow - Petronia petronia (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Secure
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 35 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A357

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
ES0000073 Spain Costa Brava de Mallorca Map
ES0000074 Spain Cap de cala Figuera Map
ES0000081 Spain Cap Enderrocat - Cap Blanc Map
ES0000084 Spain Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Map
ES0000268 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000335 Spain Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Map
ES1130009 Spain Serra da Enciña da Lastra Map
IT1110026 Italy Champlas - Colle Sestriere Map
IT1110031 Italy Valle Thuras Map
IT5210071 Italy Monti Sibillini (versante umbro) Map
IT7110128 Italy Parco Nazionale Gran Sasso - Monti della Laga Map
IT7110202 Italy Gran Sasso Map
IT7110205 Italy Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Map
IT7130031 Italy Fonte di Papa Map
IT7140203 Italy Maiella Map
IT9110008 Italy Valloni e Steppe Pedegarganiche Map
IT9210205 Italy Monte Volturino Map
IT9210220 Italy Murge di S. Oronzio Map
PTMAD0002 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Central da Ilha da Madeira Map
PTMAD0003 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map
PTZPE0041 Portugal Maciço Montanhoso Oriental da Ilha da Madeira Map
IT9210270 Italy Appennino Lucano, Monte Volturino Map
IT7110208 Italy Monte Calvo e Colle Macchialunga Map
IT9210180 Italy Monte della Madonna di Viggiano Map
ES6200014 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
IT9110026 Italy Monte Calvo - Piana di Montenero Map
IT9110014 Italy Monte Saraceno Map
IT7228226 Italy Macchia Nera - Colle Serracina Map
IT5210063 Italy Monti Coscerno - Civitella - Aspra (sommità) Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
ES5310127 Spain Costa Brava de Tramuntana Map
ES5310128 Spain Cap Enderrocat i cap Blanc Map
ES0000534 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla y El Cachón de Plasencia Map
PTZPE0064 Portugal Ponta de S. Lourenço Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gorrión Chillón Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kalliovarpunen Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kövi veréb Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Moineau soulcie French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pardal-francês Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Passera lagia Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rock Sparrow English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rotsmus Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steinsperling German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stensparv Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vrabec skalní Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Wróbel skalny Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Passer petronia (Linnaeus, 1766)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:16040 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.

16 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Albania 300/1000 (pairs) 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
Andorra 15/30 (pairs) 1999-2001 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Armenia 10000/25000 (pairs) 1999-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 2000/15000 (pairs) 1996-2000 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) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 8000/60000 (individuals) 1996-2002 Wintering 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
Bulgaria 15/100 (pairs) 1996-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
France 15000/75000 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
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) 2004-01-01
Greece 2000/5000 (pairs) 1995-2000 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) 2004-01-01
Greece 5000/10000 (individuals) 1995-2000 Wintering 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
Italy 10000/20000 (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) 2004-01-01
Macedonia (FYR) 2000/5000 (pairs) 1990-2000 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) 2004-01-01
Portugal 10000/100000 (pairs) 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
Russian Federation 5000/15000 (pairs) 1990-2000 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) 2004-01-01
Spain 825000/1150000 (pairs) 1992 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
Turkey 800000/2400000 (pairs) 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) 2004-01-01
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.

16 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Albania 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Andorra 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Armenia 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
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating : 80 % Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available 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
Greece 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece 1990-2000 Wintering Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Macedonia (FYR) 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Portugal 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 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 29% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Source: BirdLife International
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