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Sylvia atricapilla

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Contributed: Yuvak Dax

The Eurasian Blackcap is classified as DD, as there is insufficient data to assess its status in Israel. In the previous edition of the red book, the species was also classified as DD. It was formerly recorded as breeding in Israel, but during the last two decades no nesting observations have been recorded.
DD Current Regional Assessment | DD Previous Regional Assessment | LC World Assessment

Habitats Parks & Woodlands, Mediterranean Maquis, Planted Forest, Rural Areas
Presence In Israel Summer Breeder, Winter Visitor, Migrant
Nesting In Israel Breeder
Migration Types Short Range / Partial
Zoography Zones Mediterranean
Landscape Formations Mountainous, Rural Area
Vegetation Formations Plantation, Mediterranean Maquis, Parks
Vegetation Densities Medium, High
Nest Locations Tree
Diet Types Invertebrate
Foraging Grounds Trees and Shrubs
Body Sizes Small (up to 500g)
Threat Factors Unknown

  • פז, ע. 1986. עופות. מתוך אלון, ע. (עורך), החי והצומח של ארץ ישראל. כרך 6. הוצאת משרד הביטחון, ישראל.
Contributed: Yuvak Dax

Distribution maps

The maps presented here provide visual information on the distribution of species in Israel in the past and present, and the changes in occupancy and nesting density during the comparison period. For further reading

Relative Abundance 2010-2020

Breeding density values as calculated from observation records and expert opinions.

Relative Abundance 1980-1990

Breeding density values are based mainly on the book Birds of Israel (Shirihai 1996).

Occupancy difference 1990-2020

A map that expresses differences in the breeding distribution between the evaluation periods (1980-1990 versus 2010-2020). Negative value - species previously present but is currently absent, positive value - species has not been recorded previously and is currently present, zero - no change in occupancy.

Relative abundance difference 1990-2020

A map that reflects the changes in the relative abundance of the species between the evaluation periods (1980-1990 versus 2010-2020). Negative values - decline in abundance, positive values - increase in abundance, zero - no change in abundance.

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IUCN category

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% of protected sites

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