Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica   [Pallas, 1776]

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Order: Passeriformes Family: Emberizidae
BTO Codes: , RUSBU EURING No: 18730
Number in Britain: 9 records/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: Not a species of concern
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Scarce Visitor
Subspecies: Monotypic
Length: 15 cm Wingspan: 23 cm Weight: M/F: 20 g    
Scientific name from: old German: embritz=bunting and L.: rusticus=rural
World Distribution: BREEDS: ne Europe, n Asia, WINTERS: China & Japan
Habitat: Taiga, wet woodland
Diet: Mostly seeds, insects and spiders in breeding season, often in damp or marshy places
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Records and Distribution

First Record: East Sussex, 1867 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Total Number of Records (1950-2007): 430 Summary of Records by Year
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Other Names

Gaelic: Welsh: Bras Gwledig
Danish: Pileværling Dutch: Bosgors
Finnish: Pohjansirkku French: Bruant rustique
German: Waldammer Hungarian: Erdei sármány
Icelandic: Hrístittlingur Irish: Gealóg Thuathúil
Italian: Zigolo boschereccio Norwegian: Vierspurv
Polish: Trznadel czubaty Portuguese: Escrevedeira-rústica
Spanish: Escribano rústico Swedish: Videsparv

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