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House Bunting Emberiza striolata

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 14.8 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,790,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Increasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as usually uncommon, although locally common or even abundant (Byers et al. 1995).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be increasing since it has been expanding into Morocco for the past century and is well suited to newly created urban habitats (Byers et al. 1995).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan Native Extant Yes    
Algeria Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
Djibouti Native Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
India Native Extant Yes    
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant      
Israel Native Extant Yes    
Jordan Native Extant      
Kenya Native Extant      
Libya Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Morocco Native Extant      
Niger Native Extant      
Oman Native Extant      
Pakistan Native Extant Yes    
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant      
Qatar Vagrant Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Senegal Vagrant Extant Yes    
Somalia Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant      
Spain Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Sudan Native Extant      
Tunisia Native Extant      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant      
Yemen Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Geno site factsheet
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum site factsheet
Jordan Wadi Mujib site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Masafi - Tayibah area site factsheet
Yemen Bab al-Mandab - Mawza site factsheet
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas major resident
Desert Hot suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Emberiza striolata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Emberizidae (Buntings, American sparrows and allies)
Species name author (Lichtenstein, 1823)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,790,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions