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

Black-headed Bunting - Emberiza melanocephala Scopoli, 1769

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Breeding habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A382

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
GR1110002 Greece DASOS DADIAS - SOUFLI Map
GR1110006 Greece DELTA EVROU Map
GR1110008 Greece PARAPOTAMIO DASOS VOREIOU EVROU KAI ARDA Map
GR1110009 Greece NOTIO DASIKO SYMPLEGMA EVROU Map
GR1120004 Greece STENA NESTOU Map
GR1130010 Greece LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA Map
GR1150001 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA Map
GR1220005 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA ANGELOCHORIOU Map
GR1220010 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS Map
GR1220011 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA EPANOMIS Map
GR1230004 Greece LIMNI PIKROLIMNI - XILOKERATEA Map
GR1240001 Greece KORYFES OROUS VORA Map
GR1240002 Greece ORI TZENA Map
GR1260009 Greece KOILADA TIMIOU PRODROMOU-MENOIKION Map
GR1270004 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA AGIOU MAMA Map
GR1270012 Greece OROS CHOLOMONTAS Map
GR1270013 Greece YGROTOPOI NEAS FOKAIAS Map
GR1320003 Greece LIMNI ORESTIAS (KASTORIAS) Map
GR1340001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON Map
GR1340003 Greece ORI VARNOUNTA Map
GR1340005 Greece LIMNES CHEIMADITIDA - ZAZARI Map
GR1340007 Greece LIMNI PETRON Map
GR1420006 Greece OROS MAVROVOUNI Map
GR1420007 Greece OROS OSSA Map
GR1420008 Greece KATO OLYMPOS, OROS GODAMANI KAI KOILADA RODIAS Map
GR1420009 Greece STENA KALAMAKIOU KAI ORI ZARKOU 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
GR2110004 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA Map
GR2120005 Greece YGROTOPOS EKVOLON KALAMA KAI NISOS PRASOUDI Map
GR2120008 Greece ORI PARAMYTHIAS, STENA KALAMA ÊÁÉ STENA ACHERONTA Map
GR2120009 Greece ORI TSAMANTA, FILIATON, FARMAKOVOUNI, MEGALI RACHI Map
GR2130010 Greece OROS DOUSKON, ORAIOKASTRO, DASOS MEROPIS, KOILADA GORMOU, LIMNI DELVINAKIOU Map
GR2210001 Greece DYTIKES KAI VOREIOANATOLIKES AKTES ZAKYNTHOU Map
GR2220002 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS AINOU Map
GR2230001 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA ANTINIOTI (KERKYRA) Map
GR2230003 Greece ALYKI LEFKIMMIS (KERKYRA) Map
GR2230007 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KORISSION (KERKYRA) KAI NISOS LAGOUDIA Map
GR2310011 Greece OROS TSEREKAS (AKARNANIKA) Map
GR2310013 Greece LIMNI LYSIMACHEIA Map
GR2310015 Greece DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU KAI EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALAS, DYTIKOS ARAKYNTHOS KAI STENA KLEISOURAS Map
GR2320001 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KALOGRIAS, DASOS STROFYLIAS KAI ELOS LAMIAS, ARAXOS Map
GR2320004 Greece AISTHITIKO DASOS KALAVRYTON Map
GR2320010 Greece ORI BARMPAS, KLOKOS, FARANGI SELINOUNTA Map
GR2410002 Greece OROS PARNASSOS Map
GR2420007 Greece MEGALO KAI MIKRO LIVARI - DELTA XERIA Map
GR2420008 Greece LIMNI DYSTOS Map
GR2450007 Greece KORYFES OROUS GKIONA, CHARADRA REKA, LAZOREMA KAI VATHIA LAKKA Map
GR2530002 Greece LIMNI STYMFALIA 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
GR4210003 Greece VOREIA KARPATHOS KAI SARIA KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4210014 Greece NISIDES PATMOU: PETROKARAVO, ANYDROS 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
GR4210027 Greece KOS: LIMNI PSALIDI - ALYKI Map
GR4220025 Greece NISIDES PAROU KAI NOTIA ANTIPAROS Map
GR4220026 Greece NAXOS: ORI ANATHEMATISTRA, KORONOS, MAVROVOUNI, ZAS, VIGLATOURI Map
GR4320009 Greece VOREIOANATOLIKO AKRO KRITIS Map
GR4320011 Greece DIONYSADES NISOI Map
GR4330006 Greece SOROS - AGKATHI - KEDROS Map
GR4330009 Greece OROS PSILOREITIS (NOTIODYTIKO TMIMA) Map
GR4340019 Greece FARANGI KALLIKRATIS - ARGOULIANO FARANGI - OROPEDIO MANIKA Map
GR4340020 Greece LIMNI AGIAS (CHANIA) Map
IT5160007 Italy Isola di Capraia - area terrestre e marina Map
IT51A0025 Italy Monte Argentario, Isolotto di Porto Ercole e Argentarola Map
IT6030005 Italy Comprensorio Tolfetano-Cerite-Manziate Map
IT9110008 Italy Valloni e Steppe Pedegarganiche Map
IT9110009 Italy Valloni di Mattinata - Monte Sacro Map
IT9120007 Italy Murgia Alta Map
IT9130007 Italy Area delle Gravine Map
IT9210220 Italy Murge di S. Oronzio Map
IT9220135 Italy Gravine di Matera 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
BG0000304 Bulgaria Golak Map
CY6000004 Cyprus DASOS STAVROVOUNIOU Map
IT7222267 Italy Località Fantina - Fiume Fortore Map
BG0000173 Bulgaria Ostrovche Map
BG0000539 Bulgaria Gora Topolyane Map
CY5000001 Cyprus DASOS LEMESOU Map
GR1150010 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
BG0000282 Bulgaria Dryanovska reka Map
BG0000107 Bulgaria Suha reka Map
IT7228228 Italy Bosco Tanassi Map
IT7222266 Italy Boschi tra Fiume Saccione e Torrente Tona Map
GR2440004 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS OITIS Map
BG0000444 Bulgaria Reka Pyasachnik Map
BG0000214 Bulgaria Dryanovski manastir Map
BG0000212 Bulgaria Sakar Map
CY2000009 Cyprus FOUNTOUKODASI PITSILIAS Map
CY6000006 Cyprus ETHNIKO DASIKO PARKO RIZOELIAS Map
BG0000554 Bulgaria Gora Zhelyu Voyvoda Map
BG0000443 Bulgaria Reka Omurovska Map
IT7222217 Italy Foce Saccione - Bonifica Ramitelli Map
GR2330006 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KOTYCHI, BRINIA Map
BG0000418 Bulgaria Kermenski vazvishenia Map
GR1130009 Greece LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4110004 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS KALLONIS KAI CHERSAIA PARAKTIA ZONI Map
BG0000553 Bulgaria Gora Topolchane Map
BG0000429 Bulgaria Reka Stryama Map
BG0000104 Bulgaria Provadiysko - Royaksko plato Map
BG0000138 Bulgaria Kamenitsa Map
BG0000130 Bulgaria Kraymorska Dobrudzha Map
BG0000402 Bulgaria Bakadzhitsite Map
GR1260004 Greece KORYFES OROUS MENOIKION - OROS KOUSKOURAS - YPSOMA Map
BG0000230 Bulgaria Fakiyska reka Map
GR1110005 Greece VOUNA EVROU Map
BG0000279 Bulgaria Stara reka Map
BG0000440 Bulgaria Reka Sokolitsa Map
BG0000198 Bulgaria Sredetska reka Map
BG0000280 Bulgaria Zlatarishka reka Map
BG0000275 Bulgaria Yazovir Stamboliyski Map
BG0000425 Bulgaria Reka Sazliyka Map
CY2000012 Cyprus KOILADA KARGOTI Map
CY4000003 Cyprus KOILADA DIARIZOU Map
CY5000005 Cyprus AKROTIRIO ASPRO - PETRA ROMIOU Map
CY4000014 Cyprus PERIOCHI DRYMOU Map
IT9110026 Italy Monte Calvo - Piana di Montenero Map
CY2000008 Cyprus KOILADA KEDRON - KAMPOS Map
CY3000005 Cyprus KAVO GKREKO Map
GR1220002 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI - AXIOUPOLI Map
BG0000420 Bulgaria Grebenets Map
GR3000010 Greece NISIDES KYTHIRON: PRASONISI, DRAGONERA, ANTIDRAGONERA Map
BG0000615 Bulgaria Devetashko plato Map
IT9110027 Italy Bosco Jancuglia - Monte Castello Map
BG0000143 Bulgaria Karaagach Map
CY5000006 Cyprus KOILADA LIMNATI Map
CY4000015 Cyprus PERIOCHI KRITOU MAROTTOU Map
CY2000004 Cyprus DASOS MACHAIRA Map
BG0001034 Bulgaria Ostar kamak Map
GR2310001 Greece DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU, EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALAS Map
CY6000003 Cyprus PERIOCHI LYMPION - AGIAS ANNAS Map
BG0000169 Bulgaria Ludogorie - Srebarna Map
IT7228229 Italy Valle Biferno dalla diga a Guglionesi Map
CY2000006 Cyprus DASOS PAFOU Map
CY5000007 Cyprus PERIOCHI ASGATAS Map
GR1420004 Greece KARLA - MAVROVOUNI - KEFALOVRYSO VELESTINOU - NEOCHORI Map
BG0000281 Bulgaria Reka Belitsa Map
BG0000610 Bulgaria Reka Yantra Map
GR2450005 Greece NOTIOANATOLIKOS PARNASSOS - ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PARNASSOU - DASOS TITHOREAS Map
CY4000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI SKOULLI Map
GR2320005 Greece ORI BARMPAS KAI KLOKOS, FARANGI SELINOUNTA Map
IT9120008 Italy Bosco Difesa Grande Map
GR4320006 Greece VOREIOANATOLIKO AKRO KRITIS: DIONYSADES, ELASA KAI CHERSONISOS SIDERO (AKRA MAVRO MOURI - VAI - AKRA PLAKAS) KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map
IT5160006 Italy Isola di Capraia - area terrestre e marina Map
CY4000004 Cyprus VOUNI PANAGIAS Map
BG0000437 Bulgaria Reka Cherkezitsa Map
CY4000008 Cyprus KOILI - MAVROKOLYMPOS Map
CY4000005 Cyprus EPISKOPI MOROU NEROU Map
GR1110007 Greece DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS Map
CY2000010 Cyprus KOILADA POTAMOU MAROULLENAS Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
GR1260001 Greece LIMNI KERKINI - KROUSIA - KORYFES OROUS BELES, ANGISTRO - CHAROPO Map
BG0000574 Bulgaria Aheloy - Ravda - Nesebar Map
GR1250004 Greece ALYKI KITROUS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
GR1440003 Greece ANTICHASIA ORI - METEORA Map
IT7222265 Italy Torrente Tona Map
BG0000208 Bulgaria Bosna Map
BG0000231 Bulgaria Belenska gora Map
ROSPA0036 Romania Dumbrăveni Map
ROSPA0094 Romania Pădurea Hagieni Map
ROSPA0008 Romania Băneasa - Canaraua Fetei Map
GR1430006 Greece OROS OTHRYS, VOUNA GKOURAS KAI FARANGI PALAIOKERASIAS Map
GR4210030 Greece DYTIKI RODOS: ORI ATTAVYROS & AKRAMYTIS, TECHNITI LIMNI APOLAKKIAS KAI NISIDES GEORGIOU, STRONGYLI, CHTENIES & KARAVOLAS Map
GR4210031 Greece NOTIO AKRO RODOU, PRASONISI, YGROTOPOS LIVADI KATTAVIAS 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
GR1420012 Greece PERIOCHI FARSALON Map
GR1330002 Greece ORI VOREIOU VOURINOU KAI MELLIA Map
GR4110010 Greece NOTIODYTIKI CHERSONISOS, APOLITHOMENO DASOS LESVOU Map
GR4110011 Greece OROS OLYMPOS LESVOU Map
CY6000007 Cyprus POTAMOS PANAGIAS STAZOUSAS Map
CY4000022 Cyprus KREMMOI EZOUSAS 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
CY2000015 Cyprus VOUNOKORFES MADARIS - PAPOUTSAS Map
CY4000010 Cyprus CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY4000017 Cyprus GKREMOI CHANOUTARI Map
CY4000023 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS CHERSONISOS AKAMA Map
CY2000013 Cyprus PERIOCHI TZIONIA Map
GR1240009 Greece OROS PAIKO, STENA APSALOU KAI MOGLENITSAS Map
GR2320011 Greece YGROTOPOI KALOGRIAS-LAMIAS KAI DASOS STROFYLIAS Map
GR2420011 Greece ORI KENTRIKIS EVVOIAS, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES Map
GR1240007 Greece ORI TZENA KAI PINOVO Map
GR1110011 Greece KOILADA ERYTHROPOTAMOU: ASVESTADES, KOUFOVOUNO, VRYSIKA Map
GR4220029 Greece SERIFOS: PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES SERIFOPOULA, PIPERI KAI VOUS Map
GR4110014 Greece NISOS AGIOS EFSTRATIOS KAI THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR1430007 Greece PERIOCHI TAMIEFTIRON PROIN LIMNIS KARLAS Map
GR4220030 Greece DYTIKI MILOS, ANTIMILOS, POLYAIGOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR3000016 Greece YGROTOPOS SCHINIA Map
GR1150011 Greece OROS PANGAIO KAI NOTIES YPOREIES TOU 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
GR1230005 Greece PERIOCHI ELOUS ARTZAN Map
GR4120008 Greece SAMOS: OROS KERKIS Map
GR1430008 Greece OROS PILIO Map
GR1340008 Greece LIMNES ChEIMADITIDA KAI ZAZARI Map
GR2420012 Greece OROS OCHI, PARAKTIA ZONI KAI NISIDES Map
GR4220032 Greece VOREIA SYROS KAI NISIDES Map
GR2530006 Greece OROS ZIREIA (KYLLINI) Map
GR4220031 Greece VOREIOANATOLIKI TINOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR4130003 Greece VOREIA CHIOS Map
GR1140009 Greece OROS FALAKRO Map
GR1420015 Greece DELTA PINEIOU Map
GR4310013 Greece ASTEROUSIA ORI (KOFINAS) Map
GR4110013 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS GERAS, ELI NTIPI KAI CHARAMIDA Map
ROSPA0066 Romania Limanu - Herghelia Map
GR2320013 Greece OROS CHELMOS (AROANIA) - FARANGI VOURAIKOU KAI PERIOCHI KALAVRYTON Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Black-headed Bunting English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bruant mélanocéphale French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escrevedeira-de-cabeça-preta Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escribano Cabecinegro Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kappenammer German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kucsmás sármány Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mustapääsirkku Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Svarthuvad sparv Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zigolo capinero Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zwartkopgors Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:18810 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF 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.

26 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Albania 10000/20000 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Albania 10000/30000 (pairs) 1981 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Armenia 30000/150000 (pairs) 1999-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Azerbaijan 100000/200000 (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
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1000/2500 (pairs) 1990-2000 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
Bulgaria 12000/25000 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Bulgaria 5000/50000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Croatia 5000/8000 (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
Croatia 15000/20000 (pairs) - Breeding No qualification Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Cyprus 6000/20000 (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 1000/3000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Georgia Present/Present (pairs) 2003 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 30000/100000 (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 100000/200000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Italy 4000/16000 (pairs) 2003 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Italy 2000/4000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Macedonia (FYR) 10000/30000 (pairs) 1990-2000 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
Romania 29/45 (pairs) 2000-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Romania 10/30 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Russian Federation 100000/200000 (pairs) 1990-2000 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
Russian Federation 1000/10000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Serbia and Montenegro 550/850 (pairs) 1995-2003 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Turkey 2500000/8500000 (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 1000000/10000000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Ukraine 100/200 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Ukraine 1/20 (pairs) 1978 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.

26 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Albania 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Albania 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Armenia 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
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 30% to 49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Croatia 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 50% to 79% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Croatia 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% No qualification Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
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
Georgia 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 29% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Italy 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 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
Macedonia (FYR) 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Romania 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Romania 1970-1990 Breeding Small increase of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Russian Federation 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Russian Federation 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
Serbia and Montenegro 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing 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
Ukraine 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 0% to 9% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Ukraine 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

43 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2013-05-22 2014-12-31 The number of bird is not specified taking into account the unpredictable number of caught individuals. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severozapaden 2013-04-02 2013-08-20 The number of egg for taking is not specified because the permit allows taking of abandoned eggs (eggs which are cold and wet for more than 3 days) Deliberate disturbance during the period of breeding No impact
Severozapaden 2013-04-02 2013-08-20 The number of egg for taking is not specified because the permit allows taking of abandoned eggs (eggs which are cold and wet for more than 3 days) Taking of eggs No impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 200 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2012-03-15 2013-12-31 The permit allows 200 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity no impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity no impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity no impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity no impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity no impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2012-03-01 2013-10-31 The permit allows 150 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Keeping in captivity no impact
Severozapaden 2011-04-15 2011-08-20 The permit allows 5 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severozapaden 2011-04-15 2011-08-20 The permit allows 5 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Deliberate disturbance during the period of rearing No impact
Severozapaden 2011-04-15 2011-08-20 The permit allows 5 specimens from each species to be caught and ringed. Taking blood samples No impact
Bulgaria 2011-04-01 2012-12-31 The permit allows 50 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Bulgaria 2011-04-01 2012-12-31 The permit allows 50 individuals from each bird species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severoiztochen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 150 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 150 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yuzhen tsentralen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 150 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severoiztochen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 150 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 150 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yuzhen tsentralen 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 150 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severozapaden 2009-08-20 2010-08-20 The permit allows 150 fledglings from each species to be caught in the nests and ringed. Deliberate disturbance during the period of breeding no impact
Severozapaden 2009-08-20 2010-08-20 The permit allows 150 fledglings from each species to be caught in the nests and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severozapaden 2009-08-20 2010-08-20 The permit allows 150 fledglings from each species to be caught in the nests and ringed. Deliberate disturbance during the period of rearing no impact
Severozapaden 2009-08-20 2010-08-20 The permit allows 150 fledglings from each species to be caught in the nests and ringed. Taking of eggs no impact
Severozapaden 2009-08-20 2010-08-20 The permit allows 150 fledglings from each species to be caught in the nests and ringed. Taking blood samples and making experiments with models of Cockoo's eggs no impact
Severen tsentralen 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 40 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severoiztochen 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 40 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugoiztochen 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 40 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugozapaden 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 40 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yuzhen tsentralen 2009-06-08 2010-12-31 The permit allows 40 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Yugozapaden 2009-05-01 2010-12-31 The permit allows 30 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Severozapaden 2008-04-01 2009-08-20 Scientific researches. Thesis elaboration. Deliberate disturbance during the period of breeding No impact
Severozapaden 2008-04-01 2009-08-20 Scientific researches. Thesis elaboration. Capture (ringing) No impact
Severozapaden 2008-04-01 2009-08-20 Scientific researches. Thesis elaboration. Using experimental artificial eggs in the nests of the singing birds No impact
Severozapaden 2008-04-01 2009-08-20 Scientific researches. Thesis elaboration. Taking of blood samples No impact
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