Emberiza rustica (Pallas, 1776)
Family: Passeriformes > Emberizidae
A scarce visitor to Britain, and very rare visitor to Ireland, from the northern forests of Scandinavia and further east. Records come from both spring and autumn.
An individual caught and ringed on Fair Isle (Shetland) in June 1963 was re-encountered in Greece later the same year.
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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||4|
|% occupied in winter||0.1|
European Distribution Map
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Rustic Bunting is a rare vagrant with a handful of records each spring and autumn and occasionally in 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 Rustic 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||5-letter code: RUSBU | Euring: 18730|
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