Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola
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Family: Emberizidae (Buntings, American sparrows and allies)

Authority: Pallas, 1773

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:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 21,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
Land-mass type - continent
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Emberiza aureola. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2017.