Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana


Bernardy, P. 2009. Ökologie und Schutz des Ortolans (Emberiza hortulana) in Europa – IV. Internationales Ortolan-Symposium.

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

EBCC. 2015. Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme. 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.

Hustings, F., Borggreve, C., van Turnhout, C. and Thissen, J. 2004. Basisrapport voor de Rode Lijst Vogels volgens Nederlandse en IUCN-criteria. SOVON-onderzoeksrapport 2004/13. SOVON Vogelonderzoek Nederland, Beek-Ubbergen.

Keller, V., Gerber, A., Schmid, H., Volet, B. and Zbinden, N. 2010. Liste rouge oiseaux nicheurs. Espèces menacées en Suisse, état 2010. Office fédéral de l’environnement, Berne, et Station ornithologique suisse, Sempach. L’environnement pratique n° 1019.

Madge, S. and Sharpe, C.J. 2016. Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Menz, M.H. and Arlettaz, R. 2012. The precipitous decline of the ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana: time to build on scientific evidence to inform conservation management. Oryx 46(1): 122-129.

UICN France, MNHN, LPO, SEOF and ONCFS. 2011. La Liste rouge des espèces menacées en France - Chapitre Oiseaux de France métropolitaine. Paris, France.

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 hortulana. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.