Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Passeriformes > Family: Emberizidae > Genus: Emberiza > Species: Emberiza caesia

Cretzschmar's Bunting - Emberiza caesia Cretzschmar, 1826

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A447

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
CY5000004 Cyprus ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO TROODOUS Map
CY6000002 Cyprus ALYKES LARNAKAS Map
GR1110002 Greece DASOS DADIAS - SOUFLI Map
GR1110009 Greece NOTIO DASIKO SYMPLEGMA EVROU Map
GR1120004 Greece STENA NESTOU Map
GR1150001 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA Map
GR1220010 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS Map
GR1240001 Greece KORYFES OROUS VORA Map
GR1240002 Greece ORI TZENA Map
GR1250001 Greece OROS OLYMPOS Map
GR1310002 Greece VALIA KALNTA KAI TECHNITI LIMNI AOOU Map
GR1340001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON Map
GR1420006 Greece OROS MAVROVOUNI Map
GR1420007 Greece OROS OSSA Map
GR1420008 Greece KATO OLYMPOS, OROS GODAMANI KAI KOILADA RODIAS Map
GR1430005 Greece NISIA KYRA PANAGIA, PIPERI, PSATHOURA KAI GYRO NISIDES AGIOS GEORGIOS, NISOI ADELFOI, LECHOUSA, GAIDOURONISIA Map
GR1440005 Greece ANTICHASIA ORI KAI METEORA Map
GR1440006 Greece KORYFES OROUS KOZIAKA Map
GR2120008 Greece ORI PARAMYTHIAS, STENA KALAMA ÊÁÉ STENA ACHERONTA Map
GR2210001 Greece DYTIKES KAI VOREIOANATOLIKES AKTES ZAKYNTHOU Map
GR2310011 Greece OROS TSEREKAS (AKARNANIKA) Map
GR2310015 Greece DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU KAI EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALAS, DYTIKOS ARAKYNTHOS KAI STENA KLEISOURAS Map
GR2330002 Greece OROPEDIO FOLOIS Map
GR2410002 Greece OROS PARNASSOS Map
GR2420006 Greece SKYROS: OROS KOCHYLAS Map
GR2420008 Greece LIMNI DYSTOS Map
GR2540006 Greece YGROTOPOI EKVOLON EVROTA Map
GR2540007 Greece ORI ANATOLIKIS LAKONIAS Map
GR2550008 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA GIALOVAS KAI NISOS SFAKTIRIA Map
GR2550009 Greece OROS TAYGETOS - LAGKADA TRYPIS Map
GR3000001 Greece OROS PARNITHA Map
GR3000012 Greece NISOS ANTIKYTHIRA KAI NISIDES PRASONISI, LAGOUVARDOS, PLAKOULITHRA KAI NISIDES THYMONIES Map
GR3000013 Greece KYTHIRA KAI GYRO NISIDES: PRASONISI, DRAGONERA, ANTIDRAGONERA, AVGO, KAPELLO, KOUFO KAI FIDONISI Map
GR3000014 Greece PERIOCHI LEGRENON - NISIDA PATROKLOU Map
GR4110006 Greece LIMNOS: LIMNES CHORTAROLIMNI KAI ALYKI, KOLPOS MOUDROU, ELOS DIAPORI KAI CHERSONISOS FAKOS Map
GR4110007 Greece LESVOS: PARAKTIOI YGROTOPOI KOLPOU KALLONIS Map
GR4120003 Greece SAMOS: OROS KERKETEFS - MIKRO KAI MEGALO SEITANI - DASOS KASTANIAS KAI LEKKAS, AKR. KATAVASIS - LIMENAS Map
GR4130002 Greece NISIA ANTIPSARA KAI NISIDES DASKALIO, MASTROGIORGI, PRASONISI, KATO NISI, MESIAKO, KOUTSOULIA Map
GR4210015 Greece NISOS AGATHONISIOU KAI NISIDES: PITTA, KATSAGANI, NERONISI, STRONGYLI Map
GR4210016 Greece NISOS LEIPSOI (DYTIKO TMIMA) KAI NISIDES: FRAGKOS, MAKRONISI, PILAFI, KAPARI, KALAPODIA, MEGALO ASPRONISI, MAKRY ASPRONISI, KOULOURA, NOTIA ASPRA, SARAKINA, PIATO, PSOMOS, STAVRI, LIRA, ARETHOUSA, MANOLI Map
GR4210017 Greece VOREIODYTIKO TMIMA ARKION KAI NISIDES: AGRELOUSA, STRONGYLI, SPALATHI, SMINERO, TSOUKA, TSOUKAKI, PSATHONISI, KALOVOLOS, MAKRONISI, AVAPTISTOS, KOMAROS Map
GR4210018 Greece NISIDES LEROU: PIGANOUSA, MEGALO GLARONISI, MIKRO GLARONISI, LERIKO Map
GR4210019 Greece NISIDES KALYMNOU: EPANO, NERA, SARI, TELENDOS Map
GR4210024 Greece NISOS TILOS KAI NISIDES: ANTITILOS, PELEKOUSA, GAIDOURONISI, GIAKOUMIS, AGIOS ANDREAS, PRASOUDA, NISI Map
GR4210026 Greece NISOS CHALKI KAI NISIDES: KOLOFONA, PANO PRASOUDA, TRAGOUSA, STRONGYLI, AGIOS THEODOROS, MAELONISI, ALIMIA, KREVVATI, NISAKI Map
GR4220004 Greece FOLEGANDROS ANATOLIKI MECHRI DYTIKI SIKINO KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4220024 Greece NISOS AMORGOS (VOREIOANATOLIKO TMIMA) KAI NISIDES: PSALIDA, GRAMVOUSSA, NIKOURIA, MIKRO KAI MEGALO VIOKASTRO, KRAMVONISI, PETALIDI Map
GR4220026 Greece NAXOS: ORI ANATHEMATISTRA, KORONOS, MAVROVOUNI, ZAS, VIGLATOURI Map
GR4320010 Greece LAZAROS KORYFI - MADARA DIKTIS Map
GR4320016 Greece ORI ZAKROU Map
GR4330006 Greece SOROS - AGKATHI - KEDROS Map
GR4330007 Greece KOURTALIOTIKO FARANGI, FARANGI PREVELI Map
GR4330009 Greece OROS PSILOREITIS (NOTIODYTIKO TMIMA) Map
GR2110001 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, DELTA LOUROU KAI ARACHTHOU (PETRA, MYTIKAS, EVRYTERI PERIOCHI) Map
GR1430004 Greece ETHNIKO THALASSIO PARKO ALONNISOU - VOREION SPORADON, ANATOLIKI SKOPELOS Map
CY6000004 Cyprus DASOS STAVROVOUNIOU Map
CY2000011 Cyprus POTAMOS PERISTERONAS Map
GR4220020 Greece NISOS MILOS: PROFITIS ILIAS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
CY5000001 Cyprus DASOS LEMESOU Map
CY2000009 Cyprus FOUNTOUKODASI PITSILIAS Map
GR4110004 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS KALLONIS KAI CHERSAIA PARAKTIA ZONI Map
CY2000002 Cyprus ALYKOS POTAMOS - AGIOS SOZOMENOS Map
CY4000011 Cyprus PERIOCHI AGIATIS Map
GR1310003 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PINDOU (VALIA KALNTA) - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
CY2000012 Cyprus KOILADA KARGOTI Map
CY4000003 Cyprus KOILADA DIARIZOU Map
CY5000005 Cyprus AKROTIRIO ASPRO - PETRA ROMIOU Map
CY4000014 Cyprus PERIOCHI DRYMOU Map
CY2000008 Cyprus KOILADA KEDRON - KAMPOS Map
CY3000005 Cyprus KAVO GKREKO Map
CY4000002 Cyprus CHA - POTAMI Map
GR3000010 Greece NISIDES KYTHIRON: PRASONISI, DRAGONERA, ANTIDRAGONERA Map
CY5000006 Cyprus KOILADA LIMNATI Map
CY4000015 Cyprus PERIOCHI KRITOU MAROTTOU Map
CY2000004 Cyprus DASOS MACHAIRA Map
GR2310001 Greece DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU, EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALAS Map
CY6000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI LYMPION - AGIAS ANNAS Map
CY2000005 Cyprus MADARI - PAPOUTSA Map
GR3000003 Greece ETHNIKO PARKO SCHINIA - MARATHONA Map
CY2000006 Cyprus DASOS PAFOU Map
CY5000007 Cyprus PERIOCHI ASGATAS Map
GR1420004 Greece KARLA - MAVROVOUNI - KEFALOVRYSO VELESTINOU - NEOCHORI Map
CY2000001 Cyprus MAMMARI - DENEIA Map
GR2450005 Greece NOTIOANATOLIKOS PARNASSOS - ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PARNASSOU - DASOS TITHOREAS Map
CY4000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI SKOULLI Map
CY6000005 Cyprus PERIOCHI LEFKARON Map
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map
CY4000004 Cyprus VOUNI PANAGIAS Map
CY4000008 Cyprus KOILI - MAVROKOLYMPOS Map
CY4000005 Cyprus EPISKOPI MOROU NEROU Map
CY2000007 Cyprus PERIOCHI PLATY Map
CY2000010 Cyprus KOILADA POTAMOU MAROULLENAS Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
GR1250004 Greece ALYKI KITROUS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1440003 Greece ANTICHASIA ORI - METEORA Map
CY4000012 Cyprus PERIOCHI STAYROS TIS PSOKAS - KARKAVAS Map
GR4210030 Greece DYTIKI RODOS: ORI ATTAVYROS & AKRAMYTIS, TECHNITI LIMNI APOLAKKIAS KAI NISIDES GEORGIOU, STRONGYLI, CHTENIES & KARAVOLAS Map
GR4210029 Greece ANATOLIKI RODOS: PROFITIS ILIAS - EPTA PIGES - EKVOLI LOUTANI - KATERGO, REMA GADOURA - CHERSONISOS LINDOU - NISIDES PENTANISA KAI TETRAPOLIS, LOFOS PSALIDI Map
GR1270014 Greece CHERSONISOS SITHONIAS Map
GR1110010 Greece OREINOS EVROS - KOILADA DEREIOU Map
GR4110010 Greece NOTIODYTIKI CHERSONISOS, APOLITHOMENO DASOS LESVOU Map
GR4110011 Greece OROS OLYMPOS LESVOU Map
CY6000007 Cyprus POTAMOS PANAGIAS STAZOUSAS Map
CY3000008 Cyprus LIMNI PARALIMNIOU Map
CY5000010 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHA - POTAMI Map
CY4000019 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS KOILADA SARAMA Map
CY4000022 Cyprus KREMMOI EZOUSAS Map
CY3000007 Cyprus FRAGMA ACHNAS Map
CY4000018 Cyprus EKBOLES POTAMON EZOUSAS, XEROU, KAI DIARIZOU Map
CY4000020 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS KOILADA DIARIZOU Map
CY4000016 Cyprus FARANGIA AGIAS AIKATERINIS - AGIAS PARASKEVIS Map
CY5000008 Cyprus PERIOCHI KOILADAS XYLOURIKOU Map
CY4000021 Cyprus KOILADA EZOUSAS Map
CY3000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI AGIAS THEKLAS - LIOPETRI Map
CY2000015 Cyprus VOUNOKORFES MADARIS - PAPOUTSAS Map
CY2000014 Cyprus PERIOCHI ATSA - AGIOS THEODOROS Map
CY4000010 Cyprus CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY4000017 Cyprus GKREMOI CHANOUTARI Map
CY4000023 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY2000013 Cyprus PERIOCHI TZIONIA Map
GR1150012 Greece THASOS (OROS YPSARIO KAI PARAKTIA ZONI) KAI NISIDES KOINYRA, XIRONISI Map
GR4220028 Greece ANDROS: KENTRIKO KAI NOTIO TMIMA, GYRO NISIDES KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR2420011 Greece ORI KENTRIKIS EVVOIAS, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES Map
GR4210032 Greece NISOS NISYROS KAI NISIDES Map
GR2320012 Greece OROS ERYMANTHOS Map
GR4220029 Greece SERIFOS: PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES SERIFOPOULA, PIPERI KAI VOUS Map
GR2540008 Greece NOTIA MANI Map
GR4110014 Greece NISOS AGIOS EFSTRATIOS KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4220030 Greece DYTIKI MILOS, ANTIMILOS, POLYAIGOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR3000016 Greece YGROTOPOS SCHINIA Map
GR2420010 Greece OROS KANTILI Map
GR4110012 Greece VOREIA LESVOS Map
GR1110012 Greece SAMOTHRAKI: OROS FENGARI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR2450009 Greece EVRYTERI PERIOCHI GALAXEIDIOU Map
GR2110006 Greece KOILADA ACHELOOU KAI ORI VALTOU Map
GR3000015 Greece OROS YMITTOS Map
GR4120008 Greece SAMOS: OROS KERKIS Map
GR1240008 Greece OROS VORAS Map
GR1430008 Greece OROS PILIO Map
GR2420012 Greece OROS OCHI, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES Map
GR4220031 Greece VOREIOANATOLIKI TINOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR4130003 Greece VOREIA CHIOS Map
GR1140009 Greece OROS FALAKRO Map
GR4310013 Greece ASTEROUSIA ORI (KOFINAS) Map
GR4110013 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS GERAS, ELI NTIPI KAI CHARAMIDA Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bruant cendrillard French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bruinkeelortolaan Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Bruinkeelortolan Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cretzschmar's Bunting English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escrevedeira-cinzenta Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escrevedeira-cinzentra Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Escribano Ceniciento Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grauer Ortolan German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Grauortolan German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ortolano grigio Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rostsparv Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rozsdás sármány Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruostekurkkusirkku Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rustværling Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Strnad šedokrký Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:18680 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

8 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Albania 50/200 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 0/250 (pairs) 1996-2000 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Cyprus 8000/24000 (pairs) 1994-2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Cyprus Mediterranean 3000/5000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Greece 5000/20000 (pairs) 1995-2000 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Greece Mediterranean 5000/15000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Turkey 125000/185000 (pairs) 2001 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Turkey 10000/100000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

8 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Albania 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Azerbaijan 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Cyprus 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 9% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Cyprus Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Greece 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International
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