Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ixobrychus minutus Common name Common Little Bittern
Population name minutus, W Europe, NW Africa/Subsaharan Africa
Breeding range W Europe, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco Non-breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes In WPE2 this population belonged to one single population (Europe/Northern Africa (bre)).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 11,900 17,900 [R431]
WPE 3 0 0 11,900 17,900 [R431]
WPE 5 2000 2005 11,900 17,900 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 4 2000 2005 11,900 17,900 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 5 2000 2005 11,900 17,900 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 6 1997 2013 19,000 25,500 Expert opinion [S8496] [R1362] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1985 2005 DEC [R668]
WPE 3 1991 2001 DEC [R604]
WPE 5 1995 2005 STA Poor [T5708] [R63]
CSR 4 1995 2005 DEC Poor
CSR 5 1995 2005 STA Poor [T2501] [R63]
CSR 6 2000 2012 INC Poor [T6491] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 150
WPE 3 2002 150
WPE 5 2012 150
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R431 - Marion, L. Ulenaers, P. and van Vessem, J. 2000. Herons in Europe. Pp 1-31 in: Heron Conservation (James.A. Kushlan and Heinz Hafner, Eds.). Academic Press, London.
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist

Notes

  • T5708 - BirdLife International 2004b. Stable or increased in all countries except Portugal between 1990 and 2000. Probably depleted.
  • T2501 - 64. Stable or increased in all countries except Portugal between 1990 and 2000. Probably depleted.
  • S8496 - The total of the national breeding population estimates for BE, DE, ES, ESIC, FR, IT, LU, NL and PT is 6,227-8253 pairs, i.e. 18,700-24,800 individuals (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). 100-200 pairs in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6491 - Overall growth rate of the population during the period of 2000-2012 was 0.21-0.36% p.a. and -0.16 - -1.16% during 1980-2012 (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.).
  • S8856 - 6,227-8253 pairs in BE, DE, ES, ESIC, FR, IT, LU, NL and PT (BirdLife International 2015). 100-200 pairs in NW Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6844 - Declined in the long-term.



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