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

Little Bunting - Emberiza pusilla Pallas, 1766

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 2 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A380


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
SE0820042 Sweden Gammelstadsviken Map
SE0820216 Sweden Sjaunja Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bruant nain French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dvärgsparv Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dwerggors Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escrevedeira-pigmeia Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escribano Pigmeo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Little Bunting English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pikkusirkku Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Strnad malinký Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Törpesármány Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Trznadelek Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zigolo minore Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zwergammer German 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:18740 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

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