Emberiza leucocephalos (SG Gmelin, 1771)
Family: Passeriformes > Emberizidae
Closely related to the Yellowhammer – and with which it may hybridise – this is a rare but annual visitor from Russia, with records peaking during October.
Most populations are migratory, moving south for the winter.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||1|
|% occupied in winter||0.03|
European Distribution Map
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Pine Bunting is a very rare vagrant, with some records in autumn and winter.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Pine Bunting, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: EL | 5-letter code: PINBU | Euring: 18560|
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