The Cinereous Bunting is one of Europe's least known breeding species. Small size (L 16 cm), very pale in colour but with a greenish-yellow tinge mainly on throat and head. Breeding bird of slopes with scarce vegetation , intermixed with shrubs and rocky outcrops at low altitudes. The diet seems to be principally seeds and small invertebrates. Migrant.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
In the EU, the breeding population is unlikely to exceed 100 pairs. The Cinereous Bunting is a very poorly studied species. However, its small population size, further development of tourism and large-scale changes in land use for agricultural development are potentially important threats.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : less than 100 pairs
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