Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus


Atienza, J. C. and Copete, J. L. 2004. Escribano palustre iberoriental Emberiza schoeniclus witherbyi/lustanica. In: Madroño, A., González, C. and Atienza, J. C. (eds), Libro Rojo de las Aves de España, pp. 378-379. Dirección General para la Biodiversidad-Sociedad Española de Ornitología, Madrid.

BirdLife International. 2004. Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

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

Brazil, M. 2009. Birds of East Asia: eastern China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, eastern Russia. Christopher Helm, London.

Copete, J.L. and Christie, D.A. 2016. Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus). 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.

Eaton, M.A., Brown, A.F., Noble, D.G., Musgrove, A.J., Hearn, R., Aebischer, N.J., Gibbons, D.W., Evans, A. and Gregory, R.D. 2009. Birds of Conservation Concern 3: the population status of birds in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. British Birds 102(6): 296-341.

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Gruar, D., Barritt, D. and Peach W.J. 2006. Summer utilization of Oilseed Rape by Reed Buntings and other farmland birds. Bird Study 53: 47-54.

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

IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-2. Available at: (Accessed: 15 November 2018).

IUCN. 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2019).

Jenni, L. and Kery, M. 2003. Timing of autumn bird migration under climate change: advances in long-distance migrants, delays in short-distance migrants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 270(1523): 1467-1471.

Orłowski, G. and Czarnecka, J. 2007. Winter diet of reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus in fallow and stubble fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 118: 244-248.

Pasinelli, G. and Schiegg, K. 2012. Die Bedeutung kleiner Feuchtgebiete für den Artenschutz: Synthese einer Populationsstudie an der Rohrammer Emberiza schoeniclus. Der Ornithologische Beobachter 109(3): 201-220.

Peach, W.J., Siriwardena, G.M. and Gregory, R.D. 1999. Long-term changes in over-winter survival rates explain the decline of reed buntings Emberiza schoeniclus in Britain. Journal of Applied Ecology 36: 798-811.

Tøttrup, A. P.; Thorup, K.; Rahbek, C. 2006. Patterns of change in timing of spring migration in North European songbird populations. Journal of Avian Biology 37: 84-92.

Vähätalo, A. V.; Rainio, K.; Lehikoinen, A.; Lehikoinen, E. 2004. Spring arrival of birds depends on the North Atlantic Oscillation. Journal of Avian Biology 35: 210-216.

Vera, P., Belda, E.J., Kvist, L., Encabo, S.I.,Marín, M. and Monrós, J.S. 2014. Habitat Preferences for Territory Selection by the Endangered Eastern Iberian Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus witherbyi. Ardeola 61: 97-110.

Zalakevicius, M., Bartkeviciene, G., Raudonikis, L., and Janulaitis, J. 2006. Spring arrival response to climate change in birds: a case study from eastern Europe. Journal of Ornithology 147: 326-343.

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 (2023) Species factsheet: Emberiza schoeniclus. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.