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Lesser Grey Shrike

Lesser Grey Shrike

(Lanius minor)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 5 000 - 15 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution in all lower and treeless areas, more densely populated in the northern and eastern part of...

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Little Crake

Little Crake

(Zapornia parva)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020)  - Least Concern Population size: 100 - 300 pairs Distribution pattern With dispersed isolated breeding habitats, mainly along the Danube River and the Black Sea coast, as well as in the Sofia Field, but...

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Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

(Charadrius dubius)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 1 200 - 1 800 pairs Distribution pattern With linear and patchy distribution in the plains and the low areas of mountains over the whole country, close to the river...

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

(Dryobates minor)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 7 500 – 12 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution over most of the country, more consistently in Eastern Bulgaria (the Black Sea coast,...

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Little Grebe

Little Grebe

(Tachybaptus ruficollis)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 800 – 1900 pairs Distribution pattern Found in all lowland and mountainous areas in the country with small wetlands overgrown with higher aquatic vegetation. The...

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Little Bittern

Little Bittern

(Ixobrychus minutus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 1 500 – 4 500 pairs Distribution pattern With a wide and relatively dense distribution along the Danube River and in the Danubian Plain, the Thracian Plain, along the...

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Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit

(Aegithalos caudatus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 20 000 - 60 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution in most of the country, more dense distribution in the low – mountain and fore –...

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Lanner Falcon

(Falco biarmicus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2 - 3 pairs Distribution pattern In the last 10 years, the observations during the breeding season have been mainly in Southwestern Bulgaria and in Western frontier...

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Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl

(Asio otus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 3 000 – 5 000 pairs Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution covering the larger part of the territory of the country, mainly the hilly and low mountain areas....

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Little owl

Little owl

(Athene noctua)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 7 500 – 10 000 pairs Distribution pattern Widespread throughout the country with the exception of some predominantly forested or high mountain areas – especially in the...

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Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

(Charadrius dubius)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 1 200 - 1 800 pairs Distribution pattern With linear and patchy distribution in the plains and the low areas of mountains over the whole country, close to the river...

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Lesser spotted eagle

Lesser spotted eagle

(Clanga pomarina)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 600 - 700 pairs (2007: 350 – 450 pairs) Distribution pattern With an uneven patchy distribution, most of the breeding population (70%) is concentrated in the...

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Little Egret

Little Egret

(Egretta garzetta)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 319 – 1 019 pairs (2007: 1 400 – 2 000 pairs) Distribution pattern Breeds on the islands in the Danube River and in different types of wetlands - lakes, swamps,...

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Lesser Kestrel

Lesser Kestrel

(Falco naumanni)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 24-27 pairs (2007: 20–40 pairs) Distribution pattern With two isolated localities - in Burgas and in the village of Levka, Svilengrad District. Until the end of the...

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Little Tern

Little Tern

(Sternula albifrons)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 100 - 442 pairs (2007: 100 - 220 pairs) Distribution pattern Grouped mainly along the Black Sea coast (the Burgas wetlands). With unclear status on the Northern...

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Long-legged Buzzard

Long-legged Buzzard

(Buteo rufinus)Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) - Least Concern Population size: 2020: 700 - 1000 pairs (2007: 650 – 750 pairs)   Distribution pattern With patchy and dispersed distribution all over the country, mainly in the plains and low mountain...

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