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

Rock Bunting - Emberiza cia Linnaeus, 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 288 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A378


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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
DE5507401 Germany Ahrgebirge Map
DE5711401 Germany Mittelrheintal Map
DE5809401 Germany Mittel- und Untermosel Map
DE5908401 Germany Wälder zwischen Wittlich und Cochem Map
DE5912301 Germany Engweger Kopf und Scheibigkopf bei Lorch Map
DE5912303 Germany Rheintal bei Lorch Map
DE6210401 Germany Nahetal Map
DE6418401 Germany Wachenberg bei Weinheim Map
DE6514401 Germany Haardtrand Map
DE6518401 Germany Bergstraße Dossenheim - Schriesheim Map
DE8218401 Germany Hohentwiel/Hohenkrähen Map
DE8528401 Germany Naturschutzgebiet Allgäuer Hochalpen Map
ES0000196 Spain Estepas de Yecla Map
ES0000244 Spain Gorobel mendilerroa / Sierra Sálvada Map
ES0000268 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
ES2110004 Spain Arkamu-Gibillo-Arrastaria Map
ES2410154 Spain Turberas del Macizo de Los Infiernos Map
ES6310001 Spain Calamocarro-Benzú Map
HUAN10001 Hungary Aggteleki-karszt Map
HUBN10003 Hungary Bükk-hegység és peremterületei Map
HUBN10006 Hungary Mátra Map
HUDD10007 Hungary Mecsek Map
HUDI10002 Hungary Börzsöny és Visegrádi-hegység Map
HUDI10003 Hungary Gerecse Map
IT1110013 Italy Monti Pelati e Torre Cives Map
IT1110080 Italy Val Troncea Map
IT1140011 Italy Val Grande Map
IT1160021 Italy Gruppo del Tenibres Map
IT1160056 Italy Alpi Marittime Map
IT1160057 Italy Alte Valli Pesio e Tanaro Map
IT1180002 Italy Torrente Orba Map
IT1313712 Italy Cima di Piano Cavallo - Bric Cornia Map
IT1313776 Italy Piancavallo Map
IT1314609 Italy Monte Monega - Monte Prearba Map
IT1314610 Italy Monte Saccarello - Monte Fronté Map
IT1314611 Italy Monte Gerbonte Map
IT1314677 Italy Saccarello - Garlenda Map
IT1314678 Italy Sciorella Map
IT1315380 Italy Testa d'Alpe - Alto Map
IT1315421 Italy Monte Toraggio - Monte Pietravecchia Map
IT1320425 Italy Piana Crixia Map
IT1321313 Italy Foresta della Deiva - Torrente Erro Map
IT1323112 Italy Monte Carmo - Monte Settepani Map
IT1323920 Italy Monte Galero Map
IT1330213 Italy Conglomerato di Vobbia Map
IT1330620 Italy Pian della Badia (Tiglieto) Map
IT1330905 Italy Parco dell'Antola Map
IT1331578 Italy Beigua - Turchino Map
IT2010002 Italy Monte Legnone e Chiusarella Map
IT2010012 Italy Brughiera del Dosso Map
IT2020001 Italy Lago di Piano Map
IT2020002 Italy Sasso Malascarpa Map
IT2020003 Italy Palude di Albate Map
IT2020004 Italy Lago di Montorfano Map
IT2020009 Italy Valle del Dosso Map
IT2020301 Italy Triangolo Lariano Map
IT2030001 Italy Grigna Settentrionale Map
IT2030002 Italy Grigna Meridionale Map
IT2030003 Italy Monte Barro Map
IT2030301 Italy Monte Barro Map
IT2040007 Italy Passo e Monte di Foscagno Map
IT2040011 Italy Monte Vago - Val di Campo - Val Nera Map
IT2040016 Italy Monte di Scerscen - Ghiacciai di Scerscen - Monte Motta Map
IT2040017 Italy Disgrazia - Sissone Map
IT2040018 Italy Val Codera Map
IT2040019 Italy Bagni di Masino - Pizzo Badile Map
IT2040020 Italy Val di Mello - Piano di Preda Rossa Map
IT2040021 Italy Val di Togno - Pizzo Scalino Map
IT2040022 Italy Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna Map
IT2040027 Italy Valle del Bitto di Gerola Map
IT2040028 Italy Valle del Bitto di Albaredo Map
IT2040029 Italy Val Tartano Map
IT2040030 Italy Val Madre Map
IT2040032 Italy Valle del Livrio Map
IT2040034 Italy Valle d'Arigna e Ghiacciaio di Pizzo di Coca Map
IT2040038 Italy Val Fontana Map
IT2040040 Italy Val Bodengo Map
IT2040041 Italy Piano di Chiavenna Map
IT2040044 Italy Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Map
IT2050001 Italy Pineta di Cesate Map
IT2050002 Italy Boschi delle Groane Map
IT2050006 Italy Bosco di Vanzago Map
IT2060001 Italy Valtorta e Valmoresca Map
IT2060002 Italy Valle di Piazzatorre - Isola di Fondra Map
IT2060003 Italy Alta Val Brembana - Laghi Gemelli Map
IT2060004 Italy Alta Val di Scalve Map
IT2060005 Italy Val Sedornia - Val Zurio - Pizzo della Presolana Map
IT2060007 Italy Valle Asinina Map
IT2060008 Italy Valle Parina Map
IT2060009 Italy Val Nossana - Cima di Grem Map
IT2060011 Italy Canto Alto e Valle del Giongo Map
IT2060015 Italy Bosco de l'Isola Map
IT2060301 Italy Monte Resegone Map
IT2060304 Italy Val di Scalve Map
IT2070001 Italy Torbiere del Tonale Map
IT2070002 Italy Monte Piccolo - Monte Colmo Map
IT2070003 Italy Val Rabbia e Val Galinera Map
IT2070004 Italy Monte Marser - Corni di Bos Map
IT2070005 Italy Pizzo Badile - Alta Val Zumella Map
IT2070006 Italy Pascoli di Crocedomini - Alta Val Caffaro Map
IT2070007 Italy Vallone del Forcel Rosso Map
IT2070009 Italy Versanti dell'Avio Map
IT2070010 Italy Piz Olda - Val Malga Map
IT2070012 Italy Torbiere di Val Braone Map
IT2070013 Italy Ghiacciaio dell'Adamello Map
IT2070017 Italy Valli di San Antonio Map
IT2070019 Italy Sorgente Funtanì Map
IT2070020 Italy Torbiere d'Iseo Map
IT2070021 Italy Valvestino Map
IT2070022 Italy Corno della Marogna Map
IT2070301 Italy Foresta di Legnoli Map
IT2070302 Italy Val Caffaro Map
IT2070303 Italy Val Grigna Map
IT2080021 Italy Monte Alpe Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
IT20A0006 Italy Lanche di Azzanello Map
IT20B0003 Italy Lanca Cascina S. Alberto Map
IT20B0007 Italy Isola Boschina Map
IT3120029 Italy Sorgente Resenzuola Map
IT3120053 Italy Foci dell'Avisio Map
IT3120054 Italy La Rupe Map
IT3120061 Italy La Rocchetta Map
IT3120092 Italy Passo del Broccon Map
IT3120104 Italy Monte Baldo - Cima Valdritta Map
IT3120105 Italy Burrone di Ravina Map
IT3120114 Italy Monte Zugna Map
IT3120156 Italy Adige Map
IT3220037 Italy Colli Berici Map
IT3230067 Italy Aree palustri di Melere - Monte Gal e boschi di Col d'Ongia Map
IT3250041 Italy Valle Vecchia - Zumelle - Valli di Bibione Map
IT4020011 Italy Groppo di Gorro Map
IT5210005 Italy Gola del Corno di Catria Map
IT5210007 Italy Valle delle Prigioni (Monte Cucco) Map
IT5210008 Italy Valle del Rio Freddo (Monte Cucco) Map
IT5210009 Italy Monte Cucco (sommità) Map
IT5210010 Italy Le Gorghe Map
IT5210012 Italy Boschi di Montelovesco - Monte delle Portole Map
IT5210014 Italy Monti Maggio - Nero (sommità) Map
IT5210071 Italy Monti Sibillini (versante umbro) Map
IT5210072 Italy Palude di Colfiorito Map
IT5210076 Italy Monte Alago (Nocera Umbra) Map
IT5220025 Italy Bassa Valnerina: Monte Fionchi - Cascata delle Marmore Map
IT5220026 Italy Lago di Piediluco - Monte Maro Map
IT5310015 Italy Tavernelle sul Metauro Map
IT5310028 Italy Tavernelle sul Metauro Map
IT8030037 Italy Vesuvio e Monte Somma Map
IT9110008 Italy Valloni e Steppe Pedegarganiche Map
IT9110009 Italy Valloni di Mattinata - Monte Sacro Map
IT9210020 Italy Bosco Cupolicchio Map
IT9210105 Italy Dolomiti di Pietrapertosa Map
IT9210165 Italy Monte Alpi - Malboschetto di Latronico Map
IT9210190 Italy Monte Paratiello Map
IT9210195 Italy Monte Raparo Map
IT9210200 Italy Monte Sirino Map
IT9210205 Italy Monte Volturino Map
IT9210210 Italy Monte Vulture Map
IT9210220 Italy Murge di S. Oronzio Map
IT1315717 Italy Monte Grammondo - Torrente Bevera Map
IT9310064 Italy Monte Cocuzzo Map
IT9210115 Italy Faggeta di Monte Pierfaone Map
IT9210120 Italy La Falconara Map
IT1342907 Italy Monte Antessio - Chiusola Map
IT5210047 Italy Monti Serano - Brunette (sommità) Map
IT9210270 Italy Appennino Lucano, Monte Volturino Map
IT1324818 Italy Castell'Ermo - Peso Grande Map
IT9210160 Italy Isola di S. Ianni e Costa Prospiciente Map
IT2040042 Italy Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola Map
IT5220014 Italy Valle del Serra (Monti Martani) Map
IT1324909 Italy Torrente Arroscia e Centa Map
IT5210017 Italy Boschi di Pischiello - Torre Civitella Map
IT1331810 Italy Monte Ramaceto Map
IT5210027 Italy Monte Subasio (sommità) Map
IT9310059 Italy Crello Map
IT2030601 Italy Grigne Map
IT1180025 Italy Dorsale Monte Ebro - Monte Chiappo Map
IT9310031 Italy Valle del Fiume Esaro Map
IT2010401 Italy Parco Regionale Campo dei Fiori Map
SKUEV0352 Slovakia Hrusovska lesostep Map
DE8330471 Germany Ammergebirge mit Kienberg und Schwarzenberg sowie Falkenstein Map
IT2040403 Italy Riserva Regionale Paluaccio di Oga Map
IT2040601 Italy Bagni di Masino - Pizzo Badile - Val di Mello - Val Torrone - Piano di Preda Rossa Map
SKUEV0345 Slovakia Kecovske skrapy Map
IT1315719 Italy Torrente Nervia Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
IT5220010 Italy Monte Solenne (Valnerina) Map
SKUEV0282 Slovakia Tisovsky kras Map
IT1331718 Italy Monte Fasce Map
IT2040602 Italy Valle dei Ratti - Cime di Gaiazzo Map
IT1331909 Italy Monte Zatta - Passo Bocco - Passo Chiapparino - Monte Bossea Map
IT5210068 Italy Laghetto e Piano di Gavelli (Monte Coscerno) Map
IT9210180 Italy Monte della Madonna di Viggiano Map
IT9210240 Italy Serra di Calvello Map
IT1342806 Italy Monte Verruga - Monte Zenone - Roccagrande - Monte Pu Map
IT2040401 Italy Parco Regionale Orobie Valtellinesi Map
IT1180028 Italy Fiume Po - tratto vercellese alessandrino Map
IT1323203 Italy Rocca dei Corvi - Mao - Mortou Map
IT5210067 Italy Monti Pizzuto - Alvagnano Map
SKUEV0343 Slovakia Plesivske strane Map
IT1315602 Italy Pizzo d'Evigno Map
IT1331615 Italy Monte Gazzo Map
IT9210250 Italy Timpa delle Murge Map
IT1315716 Italy Roverino Map
IT5220018 Italy Lago di Piediluco - Monte Caperno Map
IT9110003 Italy Monte Cornacchia - Bosco Faeto Map
IT8030036 Italy Vesuvio Map
ES6200014 Spain Saladares del Guadalentín Map
IT1343511 Italy Monte Cornoviglio - Monte Fiorito - Monte Dragnone Map
IT5220016 Italy Monte la Pelosa - Colle Fergiara (Valnerina) Map
SKUEV0346 Slovakia Pod Straznym hrebenom Map
IT1342908 Italy Monte Gottero - Passo del Lupo Map
SKUEV0356 Slovakia Horny vrch Map
IT5220017 Italy Cascata delle Marmore Map
IT9210155 Italy Marina di Castrocucco Map
IT5220015 Italy Fosso Salto del Cieco (Ferentillo) Map
IT2010019 Italy Monti della Valcuvia Map
IT9220030 Italy Bosco di Montepiano Map
IT9310061 Italy Laghicello Map
SKUEV0350 Slovakia Brzotinske skaly Map
IT3321001 Italy Alpi Carniche Map
IT9210015 Italy Acquafredda di Maratea Map
IT5210062 Italy Monte Maggio (sommità) Map
IT5210060 Italy Monte Il Cerchio (Monti Martani) Map
SKUEV0310 Slovakia Kralovoholske Tatry Map
IT2070401 Italy Parco Naturale Adamello Map
IT1315503 Italy Monte Carpasina Map
DE5912450 Germany Weinberge zwischen Rüdesheim und Lorchhausen Map
IT9110026 Italy Monte Calvo - Piana di Montenero Map
IT2070402 Italy Alto Garda Bresciano Map
IT9210185 Italy Monte La Spina, Monte Zaccana Map
IT1325624 Italy Capo Mele Map
IT2040402 Italy Riserva Regionale Bosco dei Bordighi Map
IT9210025 Italy Bosco della Farneta Map
IT9110027 Italy Bosco Jancuglia - Monte Castello Map
IT5210066 Italy Media Val Casana (Monti Coscerno - Civitella) Map
IT9310301 Italy Sila Grande Map
IT5210057 Italy Fosso di Camposolo Map
IT3120160 Italy Lagorai Map
IT1323201 Italy Finalese - Capo Noli Map
IT1331402 Italy Beigua - Monte Dente - Gargassa - Pavaglione Map
IT2060016 Italy Valpredina e Misma Map
IT5210042 Italy Lecceta di Sassovivo (Foligno) Map
IT9210110 Italy Faggeta di Moliterno Map
IT9210075 Italy Lago Duglia, Casino Toscano e Piana di S.Francesco Map
IT9210245 Italy Serra di Crispo, Grande Porta del Pollino e Pietra Castello Map
IT5210038 Italy Sasso di Pale Map
SKUEV0342 Slovakia Drienovec Map
IT1333307 Italy Punta Baffe - Punta Moneglia - Val Petronio Map
IT5210063 Italy Monti Coscerno - Civitella - Aspra (sommità) Map
IT1315922 Italy Pompeiana Map
IT1331811 Italy Monte Caucaso Map
IT2060401 Italy Parco Regionale Orobie Bergamasche Map
IT9110030 Italy Bosco Quarto - Monte Spigno Map
IT9210145 Italy Madonna del Pollino Località Vacuarro Map
IT3311001 Italy Magredi di Pordenone Map
IT1322304 Italy Rocca dell'Adelasia Map
IT1324910 Italy Monte Acuto - Poggio Grande - Rio Torsero Map
IT1324011 Italy Monte Ravinet - Rocca Barbena Map
DE6027471 Germany Maintal zwischen Schweinfurt und Dettelbach Map
IT1315313 Italy Gouta - Testa d'Alpe - Valle Barbaira Map
IT1345104 Italy Isola Palmaria Map
IT1315806 Italy Monte Nero - Monte Bignone Map
IT9110004 Italy Foresta Umbra Map
IT1343502 Italy Parco della Magra - Vara Map
IT1331501 Italy Praglia - Pracaban - Monte Leco - Punta Martin Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
IT9210265 Italy Valle del Noce Map
IT2010502 Italy Canneti del Lago Maggiore Map
IT5210055 Italy Gola del Corno - Stretta di Biselli Map
ROSPA0045 Romania Grădiștea Muncelului - Ciclovina Map
ROSPA0094 Romania Pădurea Hagieni Map
ROSPA0025 Romania Cozia - Buila - Vânturarița Map
ROSPA0081 Romania Munții Apuseni - Vlădeasa Map
ROSPA0020 Romania Cheile Nerei - Beușnița Map
DE8114441 Germany Südschwarzwald Map
DE7415441 Germany Nordschwarzwald Map
DE7915441 Germany Mittlerer Schwarzwald Map
IT3230090 Italy Cima Campo - Monte Celado Map
IT9210150 Italy Monte Coccovello - Monte Crivo - Monte Crive Map
IT3120173 Italy Monte Baldo di Brentonico Map
IT5150003 Italy Appennino pratese Map
IT3120170 Italy Monte Barco - Le Grave Map
AT1212000 Austria Nordöstliche Randalpen Map
AT2218000 Austria Feistritzklamm/Herberstein Map
AT3301000 Austria Hohe Tauern, Tirol Map
AT3305000 Austria Ötztaler Alpen Map
AT2112000 Austria Villacher Alpe (Dobratsch) Map
AT2233000 Austria Raabklamm Map
ROSPA0129 Romania Masivul Ceahlău Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bajszos sármány Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Bruant fou French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Cia Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Escribano Montesino Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grijze Gors Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Klippsparv Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rock Bunting English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vuorisirkku Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zigolo muciatto Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zippammer German 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:18600 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

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