|Scientific Name:||Emberiza leucocephalos|
|Species Authority:||Gmelin, 1771|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Native:Afghanistan; China; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Kyrgyzstan; Mongolia; Nepal; Pakistan; Russian Federation; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkmenistan
Vagrant:Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Hungary; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Malta; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Serbia (Serbia); Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Tajikistan; Turkey; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, though in Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 50-100 breeding pairs, equating to 150-300 individuals (BirdLife International 2004), with Europe forming <5% of the global range. National population estimates include: c.100-10,000 breeding pairs in China; < c.1,000 individuals on migration and < c.1,000 wintering individuals in Korea; < c.1,000 individuals on migration and < c.1,000 wintering individuals in Japan and c.100-10,000 breeding pairs in Russia (Brazil 2009).|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2015. Emberiza leucocephalos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T22720881A66989607.Downloaded on 25 September 2016.|
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