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Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds). 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 21 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 8,360,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,560,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -

Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 6,200-18,600 pairs, which equates to 12,400-37,200 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015). However Europe forms <5% of the global range.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. The small European population is estimated to be stable (BirdLife International 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Armenia N Extant Yes
Azerbaijan N Extant Yes
Bhutan V Extant
China (mainland) N Extant
Georgia N Extant
Hong Kong (China) V Extant
India N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Mongolia N Extant
Oman V Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant
Russia N Extant
Russia (Central Asian) V Extant
Russia (European) N Extant
Syria V Extant Yes
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Turkey N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant
Uzbekistan N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Azerbaijan Zuvand upland
Armenia Khosrov Reserve
Kazakhstan Aksu-Dzhabagly State Nature Reserve
Afghanistan Salang Kotal
Afghanistan Bande Amir
Iran, Islamic Republic of Alborz-e Markazi Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lar River Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Parvar Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Khosh-Yeilagh
Iran, Islamic Republic of Golestan
Iran, Islamic Republic of Touran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Sarani
Iran, Islamic Republic of Tandoureh
Iran, Islamic Republic of Western Zagros north of Nowsud
Iran, Islamic Republic of Oshtrankuh Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kuh-i Dena, and Yasuj and Sisakht area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Khabr-va-Rouchoon Wildlife Refuge
Iran, Islamic Republic of Deh Bakhri area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kuh-i Bazman
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kuh-i Taftan
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area
Kazakhstan Upper Charyn
Kazakhstan Toraygyr Ridge
Kazakhstan Altyn-Emel National Park
Turkmenistan Sumbar
Turkmenistan Dushakerekdag
Turkmenistan Gurykhovudan
Turkmenistan Kurtusuv - Khovudan
Kazakhstan Tuzkol Lake
Tajikistan Mogoltau massif
Tajikistan Dangara massif
Uzbekistan Sarmysh Nature Park
Uzbekistan Darasay Gorge
Uzbekistan Middle reaches of the Sherabad River
Turkmenistan Badhyz
Turkmenistan Kurendag - Garagoz
Turkmenistan Uly Balkan
Kazakhstan Kapchagay Canyon
Kazakhstan Kenshektau Mountains
Kazakhstan Manyrak Mountains
Iraq Sari Hassan Bag
Iraq Peramagroon Mountain
Turkmenistan Koytendag

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Desert Temperate suitable breeding
Desert Temperate suitable non-breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable breeding
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable non-breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Emberiza buchanani. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2022.