Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala


BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Brambilla, M. 2015. Landscape traits can contribute to range limit equilibrium: habitat constraints refine potential range of an edge population of Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala. Bird Study 62: 132-136.

Copete, J.L. 2016. Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

EBCC. 2015. Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme. European Bird Census Council. Available at:

Hagemeijer, E.J.M. and Blair, M.J. 1997. The EBCC atlas of European breeding birds: their distribution and abundance. T. and A. D. Poyser, London.

Peronace, V., Cecere, J.G., Gustin, M. and Rondinini, C. 2011. Lista rossa 2011 degli Ucelli Nidificanti in Italia. Avocetta 36: 11-58.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Emberiza melanocephala. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.