Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ixobrychus minutus Common name Common Little Bittern
Population name minutus, C & E Europe, Black Sea & E Mediterranean/Sub-saharan Africa
Breeding range C & E Europe, Black Sea, E Mediterranean, Nile Valley Non-breeding range Some winter in Nile Delta, most in 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 2006 2006 110,000 325,000 [S3977] [R668]
WPE 3 2002 2002 110,000 325,000 [R604]
WPE 5 1995 2005 110,000 325,000 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 110,000 325,000 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 110,000 325,000 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 6 1990 2013 174,000 359,000 Expert opinion [S8497] [R1362] [R63] [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 DEC Poor [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 DEC Poor [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 DEC Poor [R668]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Poor [T6492] [R1362] [R63]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 2200
WPE 3 2002 2200
WPE 5 2012 1900
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.
  • 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.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • 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
  • R1560 - 15. eu

Notes

  • S3977 - 676 recognises a separate population in Nile Delta, Nile Valley and Israel of < 10,000 individuals.
  • S8497 - The total breeding population in AT, BG, CZ, HU, LT, LV, PL, RO, SI, SK is estimated at 17,091-27,919 pairs (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). Based on BirdLife International (2004), an additional 40,041-90,872 pairs can be found in AL, BY, GR, MK, MT, MD, RU, RS, ME, TR, and UA. Further 1000 pairs in Egypt (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6492 - Based on the trend information available for AT, BG, CZ, HU, LT, LV, PL, RO, SI, SK, the population remained stable during both 2000-2012 and 1980-2012 in these countries (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.). However, BirdLife International (2004) reported possible decline from TR and HR. Therefore, the declininig trend is retained until further evidence becomes available to the contrary.
  • S8857 - 55,156 - 98,469 pairs in AL, AT, BA, BE, BG, BY, CH, CY, CZ, DE, ES, ESIC, FR, GE, GR, HR, HU, IT, LT, LU, LV, MD, ME, MK, NL, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SI, SK, TR, UA & XK (BirdLife International 2015). Further 1000 pairs in Egypt (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6845 - Stable both in the long- and the short-term.



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