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Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola



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Red List Category

Criteria: A2acd+3cd+4acd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted from Vulnerable because of indications that the rate of population decline is more rapid than previously thought. It is listed as Endangered, despite its high abundance locally, because of compelling evidence that it is undergoing a very rapid population decline owing mainly to trapping in its non-breeding range. A programme of co-ordinated range-wide monitoring and action is badly needed to quantify the magnitude of the decline and reduce the impact of threats.


Population size: mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 15,700,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
Realm - Nearctic - realm
Realm - Palearctic - realm
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
AEMLAP

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Emberiza aureola. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016.