Species Action Plans Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)
This poorly-studied migratory species is estimated to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline, probably as a result of habitat loss on its breeding grounds. Consequently, it is classified as Near Threatened. [source: Birdlife.org]
[Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) Europe 2009]
The Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata subject of this action plan is a monotypic species that breeds from the Balkan Peninsula, through Turkey and the Caucasus to northeastern Iran. In the past the species was wrongly regarded as subspecies of the Collared Flycatcher F. albicollis but recent genetic studies confirmed its taxonomic status as a separate species (Hogner 2008). The most important breeding populations in the European Union are found in Bulgaria and Greece with estimated 2,500-6,500 breeding pairs. The biggest population occurs in Turkey with estimated 12,500-45,000 breeding pairs. The Russian population is poorly estimated (Birdlife International/European Bird Census Council (2000).
Kostadin Georgiev, Petar Iankov (2009). Species action plan for the Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina in the European Union. Birdlife On behalf of the European Commission