Today’s bird, and the 16th species in the Birdorable Bonanza, is the Cyprus Warbler! Warbler Cyprus,Kala Chorio,Cyprus 17/10/07 by... Read more »
The Cyprus Warbler is a species of "old world" or "typical" warbler that breeds on the island of Cyprus. These small birds are migratory, spending the winter months in parts of the Middle East.
Cyprus Warblers have grey backs, black heads, white malar stripes, and heavy dark streaking on the breast. Females have similar plumage in more muted tones.
Details & Statistics
The Cyprus Warbler is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.