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

Red-headed Bunting - Emberiza bruniceps (Brandt, 1841)

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Quick facts

  • Threat status Europe: Not evaluated (IUCN)
  • Protected by 1 international agreement
  • 0 Natura 2000 sites are designated for the species.


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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.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

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

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013 assessments.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) Annex III: protected fauna species

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barnafejû sármány Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Braunkopfammer German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bruant à tête rousse French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bruinkopgors Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escrevedeira-de-face-ruiva Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escribano Carirrojo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Red-headed Bunting English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruskopääsirkku Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stäppsparv Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zigolo testa aranciata Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Emberiza icterica Brandt, 1841

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:18800 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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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

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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