Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica

Family: Emberizidae (Old World Buntings)

Authority: Pallas, 1776

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable as recent evidence suggests that the global population is undergoing rapid declines. Possible factors include increased logging in the breeding range, and large-scale trapping together with agricultural intensification in the non-breeding range.

Population size: 6000000-8999999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 17,400,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Emberiza rustica. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.