Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern
Population size: 900 – 1 200 pairs
With patchy and dispersed distribution over most of the country, denser in the mountains and more dispersed in the plains.
Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from smartbirds.org.
Breeds mainly on cliffs and exposed rocks, but a significant part of the population also builds its nests on power-line structures, in deciduous forests, in mixed forests and in coniferous forests.
Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020